IAFN June 2018Abundant Life for All Children (June 2018)

“Do we have a reason to hope in the world we live in, into which we introduce children? Will the environment sustain them, will it be healthy, can the planet be saved, will there be enough for all, will our children be safe, will they have a reason to live and grow up into abundance of life and fulfilment? ...A growing child very quickly learns whether it is personally welcome and loved, whether it is raised in a household of hope.”

Archbishop David Moxon poses some important questions reflecting on the WCC ‘Churches Commitments to Children’ initiative. This latest edition of IAFN’s newsletter explores these commitments through stories that exemplify “candles lit for hope for children in many different parts of the world, even in places where the shadows appear to have gathered.”

 

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Our newsletters tell the stories of grassroot ministries among families. Let us know what is happening where you are to support families under pressure and strengthen the God-given potential of the family as a source of thriving relationships, identity, belonging, discipleship and reconciliation. Write to the IAFN Coordinator, the Revd Angela Morrison, at iafn@anglicancommunion.org.

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Transforming children’s lives for good

The Diocese of Connor in Northern Ireland partners with other agencies to bring hope and care to the most vulnerable children and young people in the community.

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Protecting the planet for all our children

Nosipho’s story, from Green Anglicans in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa...

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Childhood restored to victims of trafficking

This story from the Diocese of Accra in Ghana, Church of the Province of West Africa, shows how the Church can partner with other agencies in order to rescue and rehabilitate child victims of trafficking and forced labour, and to tackle root causes of exploitation.

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When gangs tread on dreams

In El Salvador, gang culture is cutting short the dreams, and even lives, of children and young people. Ernesto Edrian Valle describes how the Anglican Episcopal Church of El Salvador is responding.

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Sueños truncados

SAN SALVADOR, Para finales del año 2017 en El Salvador, se reportaron alrededor de 248 niños, niñas y adolescentes asesinados; la mayor parte de estos crímenes fue realizado por pandillas, a raíz de una venganza o por estar junto a sus padres cuando estos han sido víctimas de asesinato.

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Helping immigrant children to flourish

 In Chubu Diocese in Nippon Sei Ko Kai (the Anglican Church in Japan), the children of migrant workers from the Philippines have been finding a ‘home from home’.

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