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Jamaican Anglicans pool efforts for lasting community change

Anglicans in Jamaica have begun pooling their work and skills so that local churches’ “little efforts” can combine to make a big difference. This pioneering approach to mission, dubbed the Anglican Togetherness Group (ATG), is being supported by the Anglican mission agency United Society.

19 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

"Adulteress" refugee Julia brings 550000 boost to United Society's crisis appeal

A painting of the exiled Julia in a grotto in the Gulf of Salerno has sold at auction for more than five times its estimate, raising in excess of half a million pounds which will be used by the United Society (formerly USPG) and the Diocese of Europe in support of their response to the refugee crisis.

10 December 2015

Adulteress in exile comes to the aid of refugees in Europe

A valuable painting by an Old Master, Joseph Wright of Derby, featuring the exiled adulteress Julia in a cavern in the Gulf of Salerno near Naples, is to be auctioned by Sotheby’s after its owners donated it to the Anglican mission agency United Society (Us, formerly USPG) to support their work with refugees.

03 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

Mission agency highlights companies' role in fight against slavery and trafficking

A leading Anglican mission agency is calling for companies to appoint an individual board member with responsibility for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to ensure that the company – and its suppliers and partners – comply with human rights; particularly in the area of modern slavery and human trafficking.

20 November 2015

Plight of refugees is examined in Lent study course from Us

The plight of refugees and the global issue of migration is the focus of a Lent study course produced by the Anglican mission agency United Society (Us)

28 October 2015

Ethiopia: Anglican Church continues to support South Sudanese refugees

Us (formerly USPG) supporting Anglican Church’s efforts to assist those fleeing war

03 August 2015

Spotlight on gender justice at Us annual conference

‘The Gospel does not stop women, culture does,’ says Church of Pakistan educational trainer

03 August 2015