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Protecting the rights of children is our responsibility says Archbishop

Religious communities have a responsibility and vital role to play in protecting the rights of children and preventing violence against them.

03 October 2019

OHCHR Committee to hear of Anglican efforts to combat human trafficking around the world

Efforts by Anglicans to tackle human trafficking in Ghana, Hong Kong, the US and the UK will be reported to the UN in Geneva this week.

19 February 2019

Tributes paid to Pakistan human rights campaigner Asma Jahangir who died yesterday

The Christian Conference of Asia has paid tribute to the internationally renowned Pakistani human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir.

12 February 2018

Asian ecumenical group describes “grave human rights violations” in West Papua

A pastoral team from the Christian Conference of Asia are reporting “grave human rights violations and repression” of West Papuans.

12 December 2017

Human Rights award for ACC Standing Committee member

Bishop Jane Alexander will be honoured by the University of Alberta next week for her work in "local and international human rights”.

20 September 2017

Presiding Bishop hits out at President Trump’s transgender ban

The leader of the US-based Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, has hit out at President Donald Trump’s announced ban on transgender people serving in the US military. 

31 July 2017

Canadian Primate : look beyond quarrels to church’s wider calling of working for justice

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada reflected on the church’s role in society in an opening address to Council of General Synod (CoGS), taking place in Mississauga.

26 June 2017

Pakistan President honours bishop’s human rights work

The coadjutor Bishop of Raiwind, Dr Azad Marshall, has been honoured by the government of Pakistan for his work on human rights.

16 December 2016

WCC and UNICEF sign global partnership to promote children's rights

Initial focus on issues of violence against children and climate change

21 September 2015

Anglican Alliance urges use of Freedom Sunday resource against human trafficking

New resource mobilises churches in unified response to end worldwide crime of modern slavery

13 August 2015