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Crisp income generation scheme boosts typhoon relief

A micro-business in which a group of women from the Philippines make a nutritious crisp snack from the taro fruit has proved to be so successful that a relief agency is buying the snack for use in disaster relief.

20 June 2016

Orlando shooting: more vigils and prayer services for victims

Nearly 24,000 people have said that they will attend a candlelit vigil for the victims of last Sunday’s shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in which 49 people were killed and a similar number injured.

17 June 2016

Australian Anglicans protest aid budget cuts

Australia’s Anglican Overseas Aid and the Australian Board of Mission have teamed up with more than 50 aid and development agencies to campaign against significant cuts to the country’s aid budget.

16 June 2016

Australian churches call for justice in pre-election campaign

The social justice arm of the Anglican Church in Australia has launched a campaign called ‘leave no-one behind’ to promote the cause of the vulnerable in the run-up to the country’s elections next month.

07 June 2016

Anglicans offer prayer-space for arson-hit Muslims

The Bishop of Melbourne has stepped in to offer prayer space to Muslims from Geelong, Victoria, whose mosque was destroyed in a suspected arson attack in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday). The fire, in a former church building, is the fifth suspicious fire to hit places of worship in Geelong in recent months.

18 May 2016

Fresh call for release of Asia Bibi

The Primate of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, has increased the pressure on Pakistan over their continued detention of Asia Bibi under the country’s much criticised blasphemy laws, by writing to Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Australia, Naela Chohan, and Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, about the case.

16 May 2016

War-ravaged northern Iraq needs our help

In August 2014, the Anglican Primate of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, together with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who was visiting Australia at the time, launched Anglican Overseas Aid’s Northern Iraq crisis appeal in August 2014. The Melbourne Anglican’s Chris Shearer visited northern Iraq to see how the money has been spent.

03 May 2016

Australian Christian leaders oppose aid budget cut

The Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, has joined the leaders of 12 Christian denominations in a letter to government Treasurer Scott Morrison, in which they call on the federal government not to proceed with the scheduled $224 million Australian Dollars cut to the country’s aid budget.

26 April 2016

Easter message from Archbishop Philip Freier

An Easter message from the Rt Revd Dr Philip Freier, Anglican Primate of Australia and Archbishop of Melbourne.

25 March 2016

Self-service ministries for Anglican church in outback Queensland

The Anglican Church [in Australia] is set to radically change how it ministers to its flock in outback Queensland. Because of the vast distances involved in servicing the central-west, the Anglican Church says it is physically impossible for one ordained person to minister to the whole region.

23 March 2016

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C of E investment arm trebles capital in two decades

The Church of England’s investment arm, the Church Commissioners, has almost trebled the value of its investment fund over a 20-year period, it announced this week. The value of the Commissioners’ investment fund has grown from £2.4 billion at the start of 1995, to £7.00bn at the end of 2015; producing a return of 8.2 per cent last year.

ACC commits to "walking together" with the Primates

The Anglican Consultative Council has committed to “walk together” with the Primates of the Anglican Communion in response to Archbishop Justin Welby’s report on January’s Primates’ Gathering and Meeting which called for “consequences” for the US-based Episcopal Church following its decision to change its regulations to allow same-sex marriage.