‘Our placement in a South African township: A remarkably classless society’
Ron and Creddy Hart, from Downton, near Salisbury, had the unusual experience for two white people of spending two months in a black township in South Africa. Ron, a retired Anglican priest, and Creddy, a retired nurse and church worker who was born in South Africa but grew up in Wales, were both on placement with USPG’s Journey With Us programme.
Archbishop Welby urges prayer for Anglican consultation on climate justice meeting in Fiji this week (4.7.16)
Delegates from around the world have gathered in Fiji this week for the seven-day consultation, entitled ‘Encountering God in the Storm’.
The consultation, organised by Us, will look at climate justice with a view to helping the wider Anglican family in its response to environmental issues.
Church in Sri Lanka reaches out to communities affected by devastating floods (22.6.16)
We are supporting the Church of Ceylon as it provides an emergency response to devastating floods in Sri Lanka that have claimed over 100 lives and left thousands homeless and without resources.
Friend of Us presented with MBE for services to interfaith understanding and community charities in Greece
Fr Malcolm Bradshaw, the Senior Anglican Chaplain in Athens, has been honoured with an MBE for services to interfaith understanding and community charities in Greece.
Christians focus on peacebuilding despite receiving death threats from extremists (16.6.16)
Raheel Sharoon, a development officer in the Diocese of Raiwind, says the church in Pakistan finds itself in an immensely challenging situation, with Christians being attacked by extremist groups.
Us supports UN plans to end AIDS by 2030
The United Nations believes it is possible to end AIDS by 2030. This is good news indeed, writes Us Programme Adviser Evie Vernon.
Many have prayed in words and in action for just this possibility and are poised to help to ensure it comes to pass.
Eight ways churches can help prevent trafficking
A major consultation on modern day slavery and human trafficking was held in May 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.
The consultation went on propose an eight actions that could be taken by churches and organisations in South Africa to combat human trafficking – and these points seem applicable in every nation.