Anglicans at forefront of global refugee crisis

By Gavin Drake
Posted Oct 11, 2016

[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 from across Europe are gathering Oct. 11 for the start of a consultation on refugee care. And Anglicans around the world are invited to take part in an Anglican Alliance webinar on Thursday, Oct 13.

The webinar, “Refugees in Europe – How can the Church help us?” can be accessed by clicking here.

The interactive online briefing will include an opportunity to ask questions and share thoughts on the refugee crisis and how the church can best respond with experts from churches in Europe and the U.S., including Allison Duvall, program manager for church relations with Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Episcopal Church’s refugee resettlement program; Daniella Morales, program and volunteer coordinator with the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center in Rome; and Janette O’Neill, general secretary and chief executive of USPG.

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