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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.
Our Christmas Appeal theme was 'Moving into the neighbourhood'. In this bible study we look a bit deeper into what this means for us as Christians. BIBLE READING John 1:14 from The Message BACKGROUND The opening of John’s Gospel describes the comin...Read more
Living in a conflict zone is filled with uncertainty, restrictions and worry. When you are facing a life threatening and socially isolating illness as well, the emotional stress can be overwhelming. Our program in Gaza is helping to bring back hope to the live...Read more
In small communities in Vanuatu the tide of gender-based violence is receding with greater awareness and knowledge gained through social networks. Sheryl* is a 66-year-old Ni-Vanuatu woman who lives on Pentecost Island, Vanuatu. She is a mother of eight...Read more
In one of the harshest places to live on Earth, the nomadic people who call the Afar home depend on rain and the dams that it fills for survival. At the Bargaale dam in the Afar region of northern Ethiopia, a miracle used to occur every day. Literally t...Read more
Our CEO Rev Dr Bob Mitchell discusses the Australian bushfires in the global climate context When the clock ticked over into the new decade, Australia was already facing the challenge of out-of-control bushfires, affecting large areas across the country. ...Read more
As the bushfires continue to rage across Australia, all of us at Anglican Overseas Aid would like to express our sadness for the loss and grief that so many Australians are going through. Every day we see the generosity and kindness of ordinary Australians ...Read more
The countries where we work are some of the most vulnerable in the world. This is especially the case in the Pacific, which is highly prone to natural disasters. The question of why disasters happen has plagued people of faith for thousands of years. A part...Read more
Water supplies in the Unduru region of Afar, Ethiopia, are increasingly perilous. Our new activities of reconstructing existing, and building new dams will ensure that when it does rain, the Afar people will have life saving water reserves. ...Read more
By Bob Mitchell CEO There is nothing like seeing our work firsthand to make it come alive. Recently, it was my privilege to lead a group of AOA board members (travelling at their own expense) to visit AOA funded programs in Kenya and the Middle East. ...Read more