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Anglican Overseas Aid is committed to inspiring Australians to be more compassionate, involved and responsible global citizens. That means working hard to keep our supporters informed about our work and that 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:
Developing encounters and interactions which contribute to mutual learning and deeper relationships between individuals and communities.
Influencing the Australian Government and other organisations to deliver our vision of a peaceful, just and sustainable world for all.
Friday 5 March 2021 is the World Day of Prayer. This is a global ecumenical movement led by Christian women who welcome you to join in prayer and action for peace and justice. This year, the focus of the day is the Pacific country of Vanuatu. About 60 pe...Read more
International Women’s Day on March 8th is about celebrating women, but also raising awareness against bias and challenging the attitudes and systems that lead to inequality. The theme of International Women’s Day this year is #choosetochallenge, which we fe...Read more
Despite recent political turmoil in Myanmar, life goes on for millions of residents. Please keep them in your prayers, along with our friends at Akhaya, as well as the leaders. In September we finished our project working with Akhaya, supporting the Silver...Read more
We have been very fortunate over many years to have people of extraordinary talent and giftedness on our Board. These are the people who provide direction to AOA, often behind the scenes and without recognition. They do it as an expression of their deeply held...Read more
Anglican Overseas Aid’s underpinning values capture the essence of what we stand for. Along with justice, peace and reconciliation, we are also committed to acting in solidarity with the poor and marginalised, responding to their needs with compassion, and ...Read more
On 30 June 2020, our partnership in South Africa with the Department of Social Responsibility (DSR), Diocese of Grahamstown, came to a close. Here, we look back on the years of partnership and the success of the work. There are always mixed feelings whe...Read more
Every year we make sure that our programs are effective and impactful, and one way we do this is to understand our reach in numbers. Although the real difference that your support makes can’t be measured in numbers alone, they do help to illustrate the reach o...Read more
Amal smiles as she realises she has surpassed her own expectations of ever being able to cope in school. She came to the Spafford Children’s Center in East Jerusalem with poor concentration, weak motor skills and the inability to hold a pencil and draw...Read more
For women like Basanti, who lives in the slums of Kolkata, India, life means clinging to hope. Basanti is one of many women who is learning embroidery skills as part of the Cathedral Relief Service training centre, which AOA supports. Being the mother o...Read more
On Thursday 17th December, Category 5 Tropical Cyclone (TC) Yasa made landfall in Fiji, bringing with it gusts of up to 350 kmph and lashing rain. The winds flattened trees and crops, damaged and destroyed houses, and the rain has left severe flooding, which i...Read more
The Sinakho Safe Community Network program was implemented by the Department of Social Responsibility (DSR) in the Anglican Church’s Grahamstown Diocese in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Anglican Overseas Aid has been partnering with DSR since 1999 to pr...Read more
Around the world, schooling has been disrupted for months; social distancing has caused classrooms to go online, with students studying from home. For some, learning has gone digital, throwing families into relative chaos. But what happens when you have li...Read more
Violence has been escalating in the north of Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique, a situation which has seen thousands fleeing for their lives. They are now refugees in their own country, heading south seeking safety and shelter. Communities are hosting the re...Read more