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Britain’s first Syriac Orthodox Cathedral consecrated

Senior members of the Church of England joined the Patriarch of Antioch yesterday (Thursday) for the consecration of Britain’s first Syriac Orthodox Cathedral.

25 November 2016

Anglicans hear of Middle East Church's work with Syrian IDPs and refugees

One third of the population of Lebanon are refugees from other countries, an Anglican delegation heard this week as they met with the Middle East Council of Churches in Beirut.

27 October 2016

Bells toll for the dead of Aleppo

A simple act of solidarity with the people of Aleppo by a parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland has turned into a global initiative supported by several Anglican churches.

24 October 2016

Aleppo hospital bombing constitutes war crime, says Church in Wales

The Church in Wales has joined five other UK Christian churches in calling for an end to the fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

20 October 2016

Assassination attempt on Syriac Orthodox Church Patriarch

The former Bishop of the Church of England’s Diocese of Guildford, the Rt Revd Christopher Hill, has condemned an assassination attempt on Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Karim of the Syriac Orthodox Church.

22 June 2016

The grey ghost town and the camp in search of a soul

An in-depth report from Church Times’ reporter Madeleine Davies, who met with people fleeing the violence in Syria and those supporting them during a visit to refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan.

04 March 2016

Syria: Blankets will not stop bombs

Blankets will not stop bombs, Christian Aid has warned, at the conclusion of a conference that has secured $10 billion [US Dollars, approximately £7 million GBP] of pledges in humanitarian aid for victims of the Syrian crisis.

05 February 2016

Canadian Anglicans pledge $300k for displaced Syrians

More much-needed necessities will soon be on their way to families displaced by the war in Syria after the Anglican Church of Canada's Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund announced a $300,000 grant for necessities of life such as food, water, shelter, clothing, schooling, blankets, livelihood support, counselling and other forms of aid.

22 January 2016

Church-sponsored refugees arrive in Canada's Port Colborne

On New Year’s Day, a Muslim family of refugees from Syria began the last leg of a journey that had lasted almost three years and brought them thousands of kilometres to a new home in Canada, sponsored by a local Anglican church in Ontario.

13 January 2016

Art installation turns garbage into advocacy for Syrian refugees

An art installation at Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York, is using waste materials to invoke images of refugee camps in an attempt to “foster awareness and spur greater relief efforts on the part of citizens and governments worldwide” for Syrian refugees.

15 December 2015

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The Primates’ Meeting 2017: in-depth coverage

Follow ACNS’ in-depth coverage of the 2-6 October Primates’ Meeting, in Canterbury Cathedral, England, the mother church of the Anglican Communion.

Celebrations as Sudan becomes Anglican Communion’s 39th province

All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum was the setting for joyous celebrations as Sudan became the newest province of the Anglican Communion.