The Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal is acting as a conduit for funds being raised for the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem.
The Diocese runs the Al–Ahli hospital in Gaza which has been damaged whilst simultaneously being inundated with causalities and people seeking refuge in the hospital grounds. Donations will go towards medical supplies, fuel for generators, and basic supplies of food parcels and blankets.
Archbishop Michael Jackson has encouraged support from members of the Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough and Bishops’ Appeal welcomes individuals and parishes throughout Ireland to contribute.
Bishops’ Appeal is also acting as a conduit for any funds raised for those who have been displaced due to violence in Iraq. The number of people displaced now exceeds 1.2 million.
Last week Archbishop Richard Clarke issued a statement of prayer for those who are being persecuted. Funds will be directed towards the Anglican Church in Baghdad which is providing refuge, medical assistance and food relief to many who have fled their homes.
Donations can be sent to Bishops’ Appeal, Church of Ireland House, Church Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6. Lodgement details are on the website www.bishopsappeal.ireland.anglican.org/donate