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Youth officer’s advocacy helps Scottish churches tackle rural poverty

A youth officer from the Scottish Episcopal Church has been helping rural churches take steps to tackle child poverty in their communities.

15 August 2019

New Zealand churches challenged to give up plastic for July

New Zealand's Anglican Social Justice Network is encouraging churches to join in a “plastic free month” challenge during July 2019.

12 July 2019

South African diocese rolls out programme to get people talking about racial divide

Port Elizabeth diocese is embarking on a programme to help people to tell their story in a bid to ease racial tensions in South Africa.

16 January 2018

Anglican Welfare Council helps Hong Kong respond to the “silver tsunami”

The Welfare Council of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui is responding to a predicted “silver tsunami” – an increasingly aging population.

04 January 2018

Primate of Brazil mobilises to "reclaim our democracy"

The Primate of Brazil has criticised the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff and warned of a growing social movement to “reclaim” the country’s democracy. The Most Revd Francisco De Assis Da Silva had previously criticised the impeachment process. Today he described the process as “a show of sad cynicism”.

17 May 2016

Summit mobilises community to address human trafficking

Some 20 million people are refugees and 21 million are victims of human trafficking. St James’ Episcopal Church in Elmhurst, Queens, has held a day-conference to raise awareness of the issue and to hear from migrant workers who, having survived the clutches of human traffickers, have gone on to become advocates for other victims.

11 May 2016

President Dilma Rousseff retains the support of Brazilian Anglicans

Anglicans in Brazil are continuing to stand-by the country’s embattled President, Dilma Rousseff, claiming that attempts to impeach her are a right-wing attempt to scupper her party’s endeavours to support Brazil’s poor and marginalised.

29 April 2016

Archbishop criticises minimum wage re-brand

An increase of 50 pence per hour in the national minimum wage that employers in the UK must pay their workers has been welcomed by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. But while welcoming the increase, Dr Sentamu has criticised the British finance minister, George Osborne, for branding the increase as a new Living Wage.

04 April 2016

Brazil's bishops speak out on political crisis

Moves to impeach Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff, are motivated not by evidence of wrong-doing but by political opposition to “social policies that have changed the lives of millions of Brazilians in recent years,” the bishops of the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil – the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil – have said.

01 April 2016

Churches unite to support Welsh steel workers

Leaders from the churches and chapels in the Welsh town of Port Talbot have formed an ecumenical ministry team to support thousands of local workers who could lose their jobs following the announcement that the Indian steel company Tata, which owns the majority of the UK’s steel works, is looking to divest from its operations in the country.

31 March 2016