4th April, 18
On Sunday, many of Iraq’s Christians celebrated their first Easter since returning to their homes. With the help of local churches and other organisations, people in the country’s largest Christian city, Qaraqosh (also known as Baghdida), have restored their homes and are now attempting to recover the lives they lost when the Islamic State group took over the city nearly four years ago.
The pastor of the Mar Behnam and Sarah Church, located in the centre of Qaraqosh, talks about how the city, which was deserted following IS’s onslaught, is starting to recover. Watch the video hereContinue reading
29th March, 18
For years, most Turks courteously accepted the Syrians fleeing to their country. But attitudes towards refugees appear to be hardening, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has hinted the solution could lie in Afrin, the Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria his troops have just occupied.Continue reading
27th March, 18
An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Lahore, Pakistan, on Saturday (24 March) acquitted 20 men suspected of involvement in the murder of a Christian couple burnt alive at the kiln where they worked in November 2014 – after it was alleged that they had set fire to some pages from a Quran. Read more
Photo Shama Shahzad, left, and Shahzad Masih were burned alive in an industrial kiln in 2014. Photo VOA NewsContinue reading
21st March, 18
"Following the significant loss of property from bushfires in Tathra and surrounding districts The Archbishop of Sydney’s Anglican Aid has established an emergency appeal to support the Canberra and Goulburn Diocese to respond to the needs of people affected by the loss of property. Funds will be disbursed through the Canberra and Goulburn Diocese,” the CEO of Anglican Aid said in a statement following a discussion with Bishop Trevor Edwards who assumes responsibility for the diocese on 21 March following Bishop Stuart Robinson’s departure.
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27th February, 18
More than 500 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in a week of bombardments on the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, 1.5 kilometres from Anglican Aid's partner in Damascus.
Pastor Samir Yacco extended his church in recent years during the conflict as refugees sought sanctuary in the relatively stable capital. Now however he reports the bombs are falling less than two kilometres away.
Pastor Samir reports that church services were cancelled at many churches in Damascus on 25 February due to the risks of people being out on the street.
Anglican Aid supports Syrians in need through our partner on the ground. Donations can be made at Damascus Church Aid
Pastor Samir with two children receiving school supplies.Continue reading