We are pleased to announce the appointment of two new Trustees. The Revd Wendy Hough was, until recently, chaplain of St Andrews, Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus. Dr Tanas Alqassis is Regional Manager, Europe, Middle East and North Africa for the Church Mission Society
On Saturday 22 June, as part of Refugee Week, Winchester University hosted a Family Fun Day for refugees and their families. It was also an opportunity to meet other local families and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, sports, games, massages, arts and crafts. The event was organised in partnership with the Rural Refugee Network.Continue reading
Another bumper collection of Christian books donated to Book Aid from friends in Southampton and Portsmouth. Joseph loading the van at our Portsmouth storeroom this week.
Book Aid Charitable Trust was set up in order to make large shipments of new and secondhand Christian books and Bibles to these needy areas. In particular Book Aid supports Christian bookshops, mainly in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
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Has Brexit had an impact on British attitudes toward refugees and asylum seekers? That’s a question I put to Canon Garth Hewitt, troubadour, gospel singer and protest song writer.
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Sabeel Jerusalem, in partnership with many other Palestinian and international organisations, have launched an initiative called Kumi Now – https://kuminow.com/
Each week the Kumi Now project will highlight a different organisation working to raise awareness about specific issues in Israel-Palestine, provide information about an issue of injustice through the stories of those effected, and promote a creative nonviolent advocacy action. The goal is to raise awareness on Palestine and exert pressure on the powerful decision makers of the world to do what is right in order to end the occupation and build a just peace.
At the invitation of Bishop Tim Wambunya, Bishop of Butere in Western Kenya, Jim, Brian and I travelled to Butere via Nairobi and Kisumu in September to train 50 lay pastors in the Diocese to use the Christianity Explored course. Bishop Tim’s aspiration is for all his lay pastors to receive the training. Continue reading
Stephen has just returned from a week’s teaching in Cyangugu, Rwanda. Bishop Nathan Amooti, the Anglican Bishop of Cyangugu, invited Stephen to teach a module on Judaism and Christianity at the new Diocesan Theological School, which opened in March. Continue reading