Added on 20/08/2010
Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal – Special Sunday Collections for Humanitarian Crises in Pakistan and Niger
The archbishops and bishops of the Church of Ireland are anxious that members of the Church throughout the country should be given an opportunity to respond to the present humanitarian crises of which we are so painfully aware. Accordingly, they are requesting that retiring or other appropriate collections take place in every church on some Sunday before the end of September.
Moneys given will be distributed efficiently and effectively by the Bishops’ Appeal to partner agencies working on the ground in both Pakistan, news from which has been dominating our TV screens, and Niger, where the needs although less well publicised are also vast, with some seven million people without food and with little support from the outside world.
Our emphasis will be on the task of post-disaster reconstruction. We ask for a sacrificial and prayerful response and we stress that this is a special appeal – the normal commitments/projects of Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal for 2010 remain as vital as ever. We look forward to this appeal being received with the generosity that characterises Irish people in times like these even in the midst of economic stresses at home.
Contributions may be sent through the usual diocesan channels or directly to: Bishops’ Appeal, Church of Ireland House, Church Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6
+ Alan Armagh
+ John Dublin
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