The Bishops’ Appeal Committee has watched, with growing concern, the tragic news emerging out of Libya in the wake of terrible flooding in the past few days and as best we can we are monitoring the dreadful situation that is emerging.
As the number of dead and missing continues to grow, and as the need for emergency aid becomes more obvious, the Bishops’ Appeal Committee is exploring the best way to channel support via trusted partners working on the ground.
Clergy and parishioners are urged to include the people of Libya and those working to bring aid and support to them in both our personal and corporate prayers this Sunday.
The Committee will be meeting on Monday 18 September, and will issue a full statement in the coming days.
Bishops’ Appeal is the Church of Ireland’s World Aid and Development Programme. It was set up by the Bishops of the Church in 1972 in response to the commands in the Bible to bring good news to the poor and relief to the suffering.
A registered charity in the Republic of Ireland (20019068)and in Northern Ireland (101325).