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Operation Refugee launches for 2024

Today on World Refugee Day, Christian World Service has launched Operation Refugee for 2024, the annual challenge where churches raise funds for people forced to flee their homes as refugees.

CWS helps ex-Rafah clinic

Christian World Service is calling for funding help for the Rafah Medical Clinic, which has responded to the Rafah invasion by setting up a mobile medical clinic meeting the needs of people displaced to the south by Israel’s ground offensive.

Archbishops speak out on Kanaky

The three Archbishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have spoken out in support of the Kanak people's right to self-determination and reiterated the Kanaky New Calendonian churches' call for calm in the face of the current political and social unrest.

Prayers hail hard-won unity

Catholic and Protestant worship leaders in Burkina Faso have spoken of their “ecumenical conversion” as they prepared this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which Southern Hemisphere Christians will mark between Ascension (May 9) and Pentecost (May 19) this year.

Anglican Bishops speak out on Gaza

Bishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia meeting in Auckland this week have renewed the Anglican Church’s call for ceasefire in Gaza.

+Cantuar calls to avert Gaza famine

The Archbishop of Canterbury has released a statement calling for an end to hostilities in Gaza as children die of starvation amidst ongoing bombardment by Israel and blockage of aid.

Lenten Appeal focuses on health

The 2024 Anglican Missions Lenten Appeal is focusing on two projects that improve health and wellbeing for people in Uganda and the Holy Land.

Palestine leads World Day of Prayer

Women from Palestinian churches who wrote this year's World Day of Prayer, are inviting Christians the world over to gather in worship on 1 March 2024 to pray with the theme: "Bear With One Another in Love.”

Aid groups press Govt on Gaza

Anglican Missions and Christian World Service have joined more than a dozen Aotearoa New Zealand humanitarian organisations calling on the NZ Parliament to advocate for permanent peace in the Middle East, as its first order of business for 2024.

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