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Homeless Jesus will be international focus for World Day of the Poor

A sculpture of Jesus, depicted as a homeless person on a bench, is to be a focal point for events marking the World Day of the Poor.

07 November 2019

World’s churches highlight plight of innocent fleeing violence in Syria

Speaking on behalf of churches across the world, WCC General Secretary has called for an end to the violence in north-east Syria.

17 October 2019

US-based Episcopal church leaders condemn moves to ‘further dismantle’ refugee program

The Episcopal Church condemned the Trump administration’s decision to further slash the number of refugees to be resettled in the US.

03 October 2019

New bishop tasked with training leaders for Ethiopia’s fast-growing churches

New area bishop for growing churches in the Gambella region of Ethiopia has been given important task of training up Christian leaders.

19 September 2019

Disability advocates call for inclusive action by UN for refugees

Church disability advocates have called for further action from the United Nations (UN) to protect people with disabilities in areas of conflict.

09 August 2019

Political tensions in Washington over immigration policy fuel Episcopal advocacy, outreach

The US-based Episcopal Church is stepping up its advocacy and outreach on immigration issues as political tensions grow in Washington.

28 June 2019

Yei Diocese evangelical group trains South Sudanese women and youth in refugee camps

An evangelistic movement in the diocese of Yei has grown into an interdenominational charity operating in refugee camps in northern Uganda.

21 June 2019

“Pray, learn, act” call from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry for World Refugee Day

Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, has issued a call to pray, learn and act to help refugees in a video to mark World Refugee Day tomorrow.

19 June 2019

Anglican Church in Indian Ocean calls for Chagossians’ right of return to Diego Garcia

The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean has expressed its solidarity with Chagossian people’s fight to return to their island homelands.

02 April 2019

More than 2,000 people killed or missing in seaborne European migration attempts

The IOM has said that some 2,133 people seeking asylum have been killed or gone missing this year while trying to reach Europe by sea.

07 December 2018