For many years the Cathedral community have supported the work of Christian Aid.
It was a delight this year to welcome Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury and Chair of the Board of Christian Aid, as our President and preacher on Sunday.
This year Christian Aid are focussing on their work with refugees which they have been involved in since 1945:
It is better to die in a camp than to die in a war.
That’s what Nejebar thinks. To risk your children’s lives in a plastic dinghy. And to leave everything you know behind. When the alternative is terror, bombs and bullets, almost anything is better. Nejebar and her family are stuck in a camp after fleeing the threat of the Taliban in Afghanistan. All she wants is a future for her children.
Tens of millions of people worldwide are in this terrible position – fleeing conflict and disaster, making dangerous journeys in search of safety. Christian Aid Week was set up 60 years ago to support our work with those left with nothing following the Second World War.
Compassion has no borders. So let's act again now, to help relieve the suffering of refugees like Nejebar and build a world where everyone has a safe place to call home.
Please consider making a donation in support of Christian Aid. Compassion has no borders.
Canon Keith Farrow