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Turning Syria's hopeless despairing and angry young people into Ambassadors for Peace

A Syrian Anglican priest has launched an innovative educational programme which is helping to turn young Syrian adolescents away from their feelings of hopelessness, despair and anger; and into Ambassadors for Peace – who then help to teach younger generations of Syrians.

16 November 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

Australian Board of Mission celebrates 165 anniversary

A response from the Church of England to a request from the Bishop of New Zealand for a boat to be used in missionary work in 1850 led to mission outreach work whose fruit is seen today in a number of Anglican provinces.

29 October 2015

English bishops urge greater UK response to refugee crisis

Church of England bishops have called on the British government to more-than double the number of refugees it will resettle in the UK over the next five years.

19 October 2015

WCC condemns foreign military intervention in Syria

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has expressed grave concern over the dramatic escalation of the conflict in Syria and called for an end to foreign military interventions in the war-torn country.

14 October 2015

Persecuted Christians need greater solidarity, TEC convention urges

Of particular concern are Pakistan, Syria, Liberia, South Sudan and Sudan

07 July 2015

Anglican Alliance calls for prayer, support for displaced Syrians

#withSyria petition targets end to world’s largest humanitarian crisis as conflict continues into fifth year.

12 March 2015

Archbishop of Wales calls for Syrian refugee help

The Archbishop of Wales and other faith leaders are calling on the Prime Minister to increase urgently the number of Syrian refugees resettled in the UK in response to ‘one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes of our time’.

28 January 2015

Primate calls for prayers as Canada joins Iraq mission

As Canada troops prepare for deployment to Iraq, Abp Fred Hiltz today urged Anglicans to pray for the people of Syria and Iraq, and the Canadian Armed Forces and their families

13 October 2014

Archbishop calls for increased refugee intake

The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney has written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, asking for Australia’s humanitarian intake to be lifted to 20,000.

15 September 2014