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September 3, 2014

Archbishop Justin Welby with Muslim and Jewish leaders outside Westminster Abbey, London, 3 September 2014. Photo: Lambeth Palace

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby joined faith leaders and representatives from faith-based NGOs today for a...

August 20, 2014

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development has renewed its support of the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches’ (FMEEC) relief efforts in Syria.

FMEEC aims to reach 500 families in towns west of Homs – the epicenter of Syria’s civil...

August 19, 2014

We mourn for the persecuted Christians in Iraq and elsewhere.

Christians and Muslims have been neighbors in the Middle East for many centuries. History is filled with incidents that have challenged Christians to fulfill their vocation of “loving thy neighbor,” to live in harmony and...

August 19, 2014

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development is responding ecumenically to the current crisis in Iraq through the ACT Alliance, in support of Christian Aid UK’s relief activities.

ACT Alliance is a coalition of more than 140 churches and...

August 14, 2014

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of Australia Philip Freier made a joint statement on the crisis in northern Iraq during press conference in Melbourne, Australia yesterday.

The press conference took place at The Chapter House at St. Paul’s Cathedral...

August 12, 2014

[Episcopal News Service] ENS produced the following video in June 2013 about the persecution of Iraqi Christians and the Episcopal Church’s role in helping them to resettle in France. Although at the time the French government had closed its doors to Iraqi refugees, it has recently...

August 12, 2014

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 about the Iraq crisis.

During the interview, the archbishop said there is “a sense of near despair at the fact that we’ve got to this point, and a longing to be able to do something...

August 11, 2014

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has urged Episcopalians to observe Sunday, August 17, as a day of prayer for those in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East living in fear of their lives, livelihoods, and ways of living and...

July 30, 2014

[Lambeth Palace press release] Following a recent update from staff at the Al Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, the Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken publicly (after many private contacts) of his concern for the deteriorating situation in Gaza....

July 28, 2014

[Episcopal News Service] There are a few things in life that one should express gratitude to God for. Of course, the obvious are the usual — family, health, friends, inviting and openly welcoming church community, new ideas and old ones.

How often do we thank God for the gift of a new...

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