Mission Center: The Episcopal Church: Advocacy

Asia and the Pacific

Struggles for human rights, struggles to overcome the bitter legacies of war, struggles to help refugees and persecuted minorities – these efforts of the churches, people’s movements and peace organizations are supported by Episcopalians in word and action. The Episcopal Church’s efforts for justice and democracy in the Philippines continue today; attention is being paid to critical situations in Myanmar, Korea, and Pakistan. What will the future bring? Where is your voice needed?

Working together for justice.

 

News
[6/22/2011]  Presiding bishop calls for increased investment in food security as G20 agricultural ministers meet
As agriculture ministers from the Group of 20 (G20) nations meet in Paris, France, this week to discuss how to combat food shortage and soaring prices, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has written to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, urging "consideration of the needs of people in developing countries most affected by food insecurity."

[3/19/2011]  Soldier helps distribute donated items to Afghan children
[Fremont (NE) Tribune] Lt. Col. Peter Hunt distributed more than school supplies in Afghanistan. The Fremont, Nebraska, man handed out some good will along with items collected by parishioners of St. James' Episcopal Church in Fremont.

[1/29/2011]  New Community Garden Program in Ballard may impact Afghanistan
[Ballard (WA) News-Tribune] St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Ballard, Washington, is launching a community garden project, which may impact the people of Afghanistan.

[1/19/2011]  Bishops Help One Another Amid Floods
[The Living Church] Dioceses across the Anglican Communion are coming to aid in the wake of flooding in Brazil and Australia.



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