Australia: Primate welcomes refugee resettlement plan

[Anglican Communion News Service] Hundreds of refugees held in Australian detention centers on the islands of Nauru and Manus could be resettled in the U.S. under plans announced yesterday by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Archbishop of Melbourne Philip Freier, primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, has welcomed the announcement but has called on the […]

La Jungle: The biggest ‘bidonville’ in France

[Episcopal News Service] Last December, I accompanied the dean of the Episcopal Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris, the Very Rev. Lucinda Laird, and a group of volunteers from the cathedral to go and visit the Calais migrants camp, known as “The Jungle.” Or the biggest bidonville in France. The word “bidonville” comes from […]

Europe: Rise of the right hampers care for refugees, bishops say

[Anglican Communion News Service] The rise of right-wing political movements across Europe is hampering efforts to provide a coherent approach to refugees across the European Union, two bishops have said. Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe Robert Innes and Suffragan Bishop in Europe David Hamid made their comments at the conclusion of a Diocese in Europe […]

Diocese in Europe hosts consultation on refugee crisis

[Anglican Communion News Service] A priest on the frontline of the Anglican church’s work with refugees in Europe has told a consultation in Cologne how he first became involved in this aspect of his ministry. “I was going to do the Wednesday service at St. Paul’s Church and passed through the central square in Athens,” the […]

Anglicans at forefront of global refugee crisis

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans around the world are continuing to serve on the frontline of assisting refugees and asylum seekers through a mixture of advocacy and practical care. Archbishop Philip Freier of the Anglican Church of Australia will hold a “public conversation” on the issue in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Oct. 12. Anglicans […]

Video: Presiding Bishop speaks at Rome’s Joel Nafuma Refugee Center

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry speaks outside St. Paul’s Within the Walls Episcopal Church in Rome, home to the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center, a long-established Episcopal-led ministry of radical hospitality. The center was dedicated in 1995 and provides sanctuary, advice and assistance for refugees.

World leaders adopt global migration compact

Presiding Bishop’s delegation attends UN summit on refugees and migrants

[Episcopal News Service] World leaders came together at the United Nations Sept. 19 to adopt the New York Declaration, a document that commits countries around the world to protect the rights of refugees and migrants and to share the responsibility for the record number of people on the move. “Today’s summit represents a breakthrough in […]

Archbishop of Central Africa writes to Ban Ki-moon on refugees

[Lambeth Palace press release] Anglican Archbishop of Central Africa, the Most Rev. Albert Chama, has written to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon ahead of the Global Summit Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, being held this week at the U.N. General Assembly in New York. Writing on the request of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Chama – […]

Faith leaders unite in call for U.K. action on refugees

[Anglican Communion News Service] The primus of Scotland, the archbishop of Wales and former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams have called on the U.K. government “urgently to revise its policy towards refugees.” They are among a large number of Anglican bishops and clergy from the U.K. who have put their name to an open letter to […]

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 […]