20 April 2015 Call for prayer for refugees and migrants in perilous Mediterranean Sea crossings

The Anglican Alliance is issuing a call to prayer for refugees and migrants who are risking their lives on a daily basis by crossing the Mediterranean Sea in unsafe and overcrowded vessels to reach Europe. In the latest boat disaster in the Mediterranean, which occurred on the night of 18-19 April, reports have estimated that only 28 survivors were able to be rescued off the coast of Libya from a vessel carrying more than 700 migrants and refugees.

Anglican Alliance joins faith leaders and World Bank committing to end extreme poverty by 2030

More than 30 leaders from world religions and global faith-based organisations have come together to commit themselves to a collective action to end extreme poverty by 2030. This is a goal shared by the World Bank Group, which has convened this dialogue process with faith groups under the leadership of World Bank President Jim Kim. The declaration, Ending Extreme Poverty: A Moral and Spiritual Imperative,  sets out the vision for action: that humanity has both the responsibility and the capability to lift the last billion people out of extreme poverty in our generation. The Anglican Alliance participated in the roundtable hosted by the World Bank in February 2015, and has signed up to the declaration.

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