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 […]

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, […]