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Anglican Overseas Aid is committed to inspiring Australians to be compassionate, involved and responsible global citizens. That means working hard to keep our supporters informed of our work and the work of our overseas partners.
It also means promoting, encouraging and facilitating the process of active citizenship by Australians through a whole range of actions including:
Influencing the Australian Government and other organisations to deliver our vision of a peaceful, just and sustainable world for all.
Developing encounters and interactions which contribute to mutual learning and deeper relationships between individuals and communities.
The Episcopal Church of South Sudan & Sudan has found itself offering sanctuary and relief to thousands of people who have flocked to their churches to escape renewed fighting in South Sudan. SUDRA (the relief and development agency of the Episcopal Chu...Read more
In the run-up to Christmas 2015, we produced a FREE pocket-sized Adventreflections booklet called Toward Christmas: An Advent Reflection. The booklet was hugely popular, and we no longer have paper copies available, but you can download a pdf copy. Based on...Read more
Over the past couple of years, we have been working to reframe our work through the rhythms of the church calendar and the vision of the kingdom of God. Examples include our revamped gift catalogue emphasising the Advent journey to Christmas, and our reflectio...Read more
In April I was honoured to join a delegation of women from 14 countries across the Anglican Communion. There were priests, social workers, parents, theologians, artists, human rights activists, community development workers, sexual assault experts, university ...Read more
Marsden Vuvu looks up from behind his desk and welcomes us with a huge smile, before wheeling himself out to warmly shake our hands. Marsden has recently been appointed as a sales agent for our solar lights project in this part of northern Vanuatu. We have ...Read more
During the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, which led to East Pakistan becoming the independent state of Bangladesh, an estimated 10 million refugees fled from the conflict zone over the border into India. Most went to the nearest city – Calcutta, where they...Read more
The kingdom of God is mentioned more than 100 times in the gospels. It is what Jesus spent most of his time talking about. But Jesus never actually defined the kingdom of God. When he talked about it he spoke in parables, often using analogies, saying, “it ...Read more
Grandma Martha’s broad smile and bouncy demeanour are a testament to her triumph over the challenges that life has thrown at her. In 2001 this dynamic Kenyan grandmother was left to raise her young grandsons after her son died of AIDS – a major challenge fo...Read more
The Afar region of Ethiopia is one of the toughest places in the world to live. It has some of the hottest inhabited places on Earth – some areas exceed 50 degrees Celsius in the hot season. The Afar people, who are primarily Islamic, live a traditional sem...Read more