UK civil honor for Anglican priest’s refugee work

[Anglican Communion News Service] The chaplain of the Anglican Church in Greater Athens, the Rev. Canon Malcolm Bradshaw, was presented with one of the U.K.’s civil honors by Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, during a June 22 ceremony at Buckingham Palace, the Royal Family’s London home. Bradshaw was awarded the MBE – a Member of […]

Video: Refugee, Migration and the Anglican Communion

[Episcopal News Service] With World Refugee Day being observed today (June 20), ENS is republishing a video produced in collaboration with the Anglican Communion Office, titled “Refugee, Migration and the Anglican Communion.” The video explores the global impact of the refugee crisis and the responses from Anglicans worldwide.

Refugee quota increase ‘shames New Zealand,’ says archbishop

[Anglican Communion News Service] The New Zealand Prime Minister has announced that his government will increase the annual quota of refugees that it will accept from 750 to 1,000. But Archbishop Philip Richardson says that the 250 increase shows that the country is failing to act as “a responsible global citizen” and that it ought to do […]

Holy Land Institute for the Deaf is a center for hope for disabled children

Six-year old Ibrahim is concentrating on his fingers. Legs tucked under his chair, he imitates his teacher who is showing the boy how to make words with his hands. As part of his sign language lesson, Ibrahim’s eager brown eyes bounce from teacher to book to hands and back again. He sits beside other children […]

Refugees face fresh challenges; Episcopalians in France step up response

Calais camp demolition brings new trials

This article is part of an ongoing series exploring the response to the global refugee crisis by The Episcopal Church and its ecumenical and interfaith partners. Other articles in the series are available here. [Episcopal News Service] When Regan du Closel visited Calais’ infamous “Jungle” in October, she was deeply disturbed by the conditions in […]

New Zealand archbishops call for refugee increase

[Anglican Communion News Service] New Zealand’s two archbishops have called for a “more generous” approach to refugees and a “substantial increase” on the quota for the country’s refugee intake. They are also calling for “extra pathways” for refugees to enter New Zealand. Archbishops Brown Turei and Philip Richardson made their case in a submission to New […]

Canada: Toronto parish considers unique partner for refugee sponsorship

[Anglican Journal] An unusual refugee sponsorship is underway in Toronto, where the midtown Church of the Transfiguration and staff at Church House, the national office of the Anglican Church of Canada, are considering the possibility of pooling their resources to bring in and support a refugee family in 2016. At a meeting held Feb. 8, […]

‘Action’ call as 26 refugees drown off Greece

[Anglican Communion News Service] Ten children are amongst 26 Kurdish refugees from Iraq who have been confirmed to have drowned off the coast of Samos Island in Greece yesterday, the Anglican mission agency United Society (formerly USPG) say. The 26 dead – including five boys and five girls – are amongst more than 200 who have […]

WCC, UN conference: joint statement on refugee crisis

[World Council of Churches] Following the WCC/UN high level conference on the refugee crisis in Europe, which took place at the Ecumenical Centre Geneva on 18-19 January, a statement has been issued entitled “Europe’s Response to the Refuge Crisis, From Origin to Transit, Reception and Refuge, A Call for Shared Responsibility and Coordinated Action”. The statement, […]

Refugee crisis: churches and governments share responsibility

[Anglican Communion News Service] There is a need for “urgent action to strengthen coordination and cooperation in Europe’s response to the refugee and migrant crisis,” a high level conference of governments, UN agencies, churches and civil society organisations heard this week. The conference, in Geneva, was organised by the World Council of Churches and focused on […]