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Anglican Overseas Aid is committed to inspiring Australians to be compassionate, involved and responsible global citizens. That means working hard to keep our supporters informed of our work and the work 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:
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.
In early May, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Wellby, visited the Holy Land. His trip took him to many places, including the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza, which we support. While at the hospital, Archbishop Justin led worship in the chapel, and met memb...Read more
With a foreword by Bryant L. Myers International development work is a largely secular discipline that distances itself from faith concerns; even many faith-based groups seem to go out of their way to minimize the relationship between their religious convic...Read more
We have just received this infographic about the Australia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES) which we contributed to from 2011 to 2016. Through this program we supported the work of Valerie Browning in the Afar region of northern Ethiopia, as well...Read more
Our 2015/16 Annual Report features, on its cover, the Anglican Overseas Aid motto, ‘Life. Abundantly. For All.’ The motto is drawn from St John’s Gospel, so we thought that it would be good to understand it a little deeper. This statement from Jesus comes i...Read more
You would think that being a mother of four children is a big enough job on its own. But for Ethel George, helping disadvantaged women is an additional labour of love. Ethel is from the island of Ambae in Vanuatu and is the Women’s Desk Officer with the Ang...Read more
The church’s walls are made of mud, its roof simple thatching. Past the earthen altar adorned with the image of Christ someone has painted an angel directly onto the dried mud. There are a few plastic chairs, but for the most part the people here sit directly ...Read more
I am a white, Western male living in Australia, one of the richest countries in the world. Freedom is something I take for granted. So it was quite a contrast to visit the Holy Land in November 2016 to see the work that Anglican Overseas Aid is doing with Pale...Read more
Towards the end of 2016 Anglican Overseas Aid commissioned a survey to find out more about our supporters. The survey showed that 96% of our supporters are regular church attenders, and almost all worship in the Anglican Church. This supporter profile is not s...Read more
Lent is the season in the Christian calendar when the focus turns to simple living, prayer, self-examination, and fasting in preparation for Easter. People often talk of ‘giving something up for Lent’ which is a part of its rich tradition of self-sacrifice ...Read more
The Mozambique Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Program was implemented by the Anglican Diocese of Niassa in the Niassa and Zambézia Provinces of northern Mozambique. The project ran from July 2013 to June 2016. Financial support provided by Anglican Overs...Read more
The Grahamstown Diocese Women’s Empowerment Program is implemented in rural and urban areas of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The aim of the program is to address gender-based violence through capacity building in leadership and advocacy skills,...Read more
We have been supporting the Community-led Health and Wellbeing Project in partnership with the Diocese of Niassa in Mozambique since 2011. This project is funded through the Australian Government's Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) as well as from d...Read more
We are delighted to be partnering with Five Talents in Myanmar. Five Talents is a non-profit organisation based in the United States, working mostly with women and other marginalised people living in poverty, to build their capacity to budget and save, and ...Read more