Over 10,000 displaced people in the Solomon Islands are being reached with emergency relief and longer-term support as the Church responds to those in need.
Local development activities are bringing Anglicans together with their communities as churches around the world engage in a process to catalyse grassroots development.
Sandra Andrade, a member of the Anglican Alliance board, was one of 20 Anglican women who attended the recent UNCSW58. The group released a statement to highlight the underlying importance of gender equality to global development goals.
Anglican churches and agencies in the region are co-ordinating their response to flash floods that have left more than 20 people dead and over 12,000 homeless in the Solomon Islands.
With support from churches and agencies around the world, the church in South Sudan has been providing assistance to displaced communities across the country, but further help is required as thousands more remain in need of aid.
Women leaders in education have successfully completed their Commonwealth Fellowship Scheme after spending seven weeks on what they called a “unique learning experience” with the Anglican Alliance. Now they return home with ‘action plans’ to share best practice in the education sector in their countries.
Ms June Nderitu has recently been appointed the Anglican Alliance’s facilitator for Africa, and will take forward the Alliance mandate for development, relief and advocacy across the region.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Pope Francis and Muslim leaders have all given their backing to a faith campaign to combat modern day slavery and human trafficking, at the launch of the Global Freedom Network in Rome.
The Anglican Alliance’s first ever full team meeting took place last week, with regional facilitators and the London-based secretariat sharing vision and securing plans to take regional priorities forward.
Most Revd Francisco de Assis da Silva, Archbishop of Brazil, is calling on churches and agencies around the Communion to give financial and prayerful support to the thousands of families displaced by flooding in the North-West.