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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.
Our Bringing Light to Rural Communities project, run by our partner, the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM), in the Solomon Islands, is about to enter a new phase. Details of the new phase of the project will be revealed in the coming months. In the meanti...Read more
We have just received an update from our Women’s Empowerment project in Kolkata, India. The project is run by our partner there, Cathedral Relief Service (CRS). They provide skills training for more than 300 women in slum communities so they can set up the...Read more
Part of our work with the Anglican Church of Kenya involves using the law to empower women. Consolata is the mother of two children; both adults at 21 and 18. She was married, but left her husband when the youngest child was two years old. She left him as hi...Read more
On her first visit to our Mozambican partner, our newest program staff member, Kylie, shares her thoughts about what she saw. Could you picture yourself working in a field day after day, sun blazing, humidity extreme, clean water scarce – only to give a...Read more
Have you ever seen a volcano shooting lava into the sky? That’s what happened in September last year, and has happened again in recent weeks on the island of Ambae in Vanuatu. When the Manaro volcano threatened to erupt last year, it forced the Vanua...Read more
The Spafford Children's Center has been providing for children in East Jerusalem for nearly 100 years. Started by the family of Horatio Spafford, who wrote the hymn, It Is Well With My Soul, we are honoured to support the centre in its current work of prov...Read more
The response to our End of Financial Year Appeal has been wonderful. As well as featuring Mrs Yin Yin from Myanmar (pictured left), you will recall that the front cover of our appeal brochure featured Mercy, a mother of two from Kenya. Her story is one of h...Read more
Anglican Overseas Aid has welcomed the recognition of one of our Ambassadors, Peter Routley, in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for 2018. Peter was awarded the AM (Member in the General Division) for "significant service to the international community thr...Read more
The Vanuatu Government declared a state of emergency for the island of Ambae in mid-April 2018 as volcanic ash was again spewing ash and smoke into the air. The volcanic activity has been causing acid rain and potentially making the island uninhabitable...Read more
As part of Common Grace's Lenten 2018 reflection series, our CEO, Bob Mitchell, explored how, when we turn to God, and put our trust in him, his grace makes us pure and we are invited into a new way of relating with God. Throughout Scripture we see God reveal...Read more
Anglican Overseas Aid has welcomed the recognition of its Board Chair, Associate Professor Julian Rait, in the Australia Day Honours List for 2018. Associate Professor Rait, who has been on the Board of Anglican Overseas Aid since 2012 and been Chair since ...Read more