2017 Poverty and Hope Appeal

The 2017 Diocese of Rochester Poverty and Hope Appeal was launched on May 10th. Bishop James said ‘the Bible challenges us to think beyond our own needs and to look to the needs of others. The Poverty and Hope Appeal is one way we are responding as a diocese, believing that it is our privilege and responsibility to stand in solidarity with communities in need wherever they are found.’  

The annual Poverty and Hope Appeal raises funds to support projects overseas and in Kent that aim to tackle the causes of poverty. Projects are usually supported for three years, to provide stability and to help them grow and become self-sustaining. This year the Appeal focuses on

  • Argentina - supporting marginalised people and protecting the land on which they live and depend from deforestation and exploitation
  • Burkina Faso - improving food security and alleviating hardship in the face of an increasingly unpredictable climate by helping communities develop their agriculture.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo - helping members of marginalised communities understand their rights and work with local authorities to secure resources and assistance.
  • India - funding a round-the-clock helpline that helps disadvantaged women experiencing abuse and injustice obtain justice through dialogue and reconciliation before community councils.
  • Kent – helping young people of all ages and abilities explore global issues of injustice, poverty, sustainability and peace-building.

Last year, the Poverty and Hope Appeal was supported by over 70 churches across the Diocese of Rochester. We hope that you will also be moved to join in the Appeal this year.

Visit the Poverty and Hope web pages http://rochester.anglican.org/diocese/poverty-amp-hope/ for more information about the Poverty and Hope Appeal and how you can support it, or contact the Appeal Coordinator, Debbie Cooper povertyandhope@gmail.com , from whom you can get copies of the Appeal brochure, posters, and gift aid envelopes, or to arrange a speaker.

"Shout with Joy to God, all the earth. Sing the Glory of His name; make his praise glorious"

(Psalm 66:1-2). We can praise the Lord with words and deeds. Through the Poverty and Hope Appeal we can change mourning into dancing, to stand in solidarity with both God and our brothers and sisters around the world.




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