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UK civil honour for Anglican priest's refugee work

The Chaplain of the Anglican Church in Greater Athens, Canon Malcolm Bradshaw, has been presented with one of the UK’s civil honours by Princess Anne, the Princess Royal.

23 June 2016

Seafarers debate impact of migration crisis

Issues of refugee migration by sea and its effect on crews caught up in the humanitarian crisis is the focus of a presentation by the Mission to Seafarers today (10 June) in Piraeus, Greece.

10 June 2016

"Action" call as 26 refugees drown off Greece

Ten children – five boys and five girls – are amongst 26 Kurdish refugees from Iraq who have been confirmed to have drowned off the coast of Samos Island in Greece yesterday, the Anglican mission agency United Society (formerly USPG) say.

29 January 2016

Dangerous "horror" location transformed into refugee welcome centre

A dangerous “horror” location on the Greek island of Lesbos has been turned into a 24-hour reception centre offering shelter, food and medical care to vulnerable refugees by the church-based Lighthouse Refugee Relief (LRR) agency using funds provided through the Anglican mission agency United Society’s Rapid Response Appeal.

19 January 2016

Further update on the European refugee crisis by United Society

Update on the latest situation facing refugees relocated from Idomeni, on the Greece-Macedonia border, to Athens where they face over-crowding and a lack of resources, by Max McClellan, who is helping to co-ordinate the response to the refugee crisis in Greece on behalf of the Anglican mission agency United Society (formerly USPG) and the Diocese in Europe.

16 December 2015

Update on the European refugee crisis by United Society

United Society (Us, formerly USPG) co-ordinator Max McClellan reports from Athens with an update on the refugee crisis and the work of Us and its ecumenical partners in supporting them.

01 December 2015

Refugee movement is "largest crisis that Europe has had to face since World War II"

The refugee crisis in Europe is the “largest crisis that Europe has had to face since World War II,” the Church of England’s suffragan Bishop of Europe, the Rt Revd David Hamid, told ACNS this week. And the bishop warned that churches, governments and agencies need to prepare for a “medium- to long-term situation” that is “not going to go away quickly.”

05 November 2015

First-ever Anglican Alliance Europe Regional Consultation focuses on refugee crisis

Anglican and Episcopal churches in British Isles, Continental Europe look at Church’s role in region

24 September 2015

Anglicans "welcome the stranger" in Athens

Anglican chaplaincy responds to current refugee crisis and ministers to migrants and vulnerable in the city

14 August 2015

Anglican priest in Athens says situation is 'incredibly worrying'

Churches and charities not able to help relieve suffering as Greek debt crisis continues

07 July 2015