"Bishop Luiz Prado, of Pelotas, the southernmost diocese of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil, brought a group of 15 church members to the UK last year. The group visited their companion diocese of St. Andrew's in Scotland and then visited parishes in England. Bishop Michael Hare-Duke of St. Andrew's reflects on this partnership between two very different dioceses in the Communion.
In October 1997 Canon John L. Peterson, General Secretary of the Anglican Communion, visited all of the dioceses of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil. In the diocese of Recife he attended the consecration of the new bishop, the Rt. Rev. Edward Robinson de Barros Cavalcanti and visited the garbage dump chapel and community ministered to by the Rev. Simea de Meldrum.
Issue of IAFN Newsletter included as part of the Anglican World for New Year 2003/2004. An editorial and series of short reports from different agencies and countries about "Abandoned Children." "[C]hildren fending for themselves in the face of disease and danger; not only without adequate material necessities, but also without the love and emotional support that all human beings need to thrive". "The provision of refuges for children who have been living on the streets, including health care and education demonstrate the practical power of Christian love."
Issue of IAFN Newsletter included as part of the Anglican World for Trinity 2003. An editorial and series of short reports from different agencies and countries about "Children and Work." "The International Labour Organisation estimates that there are 246 million working children aged between 5 and 17." "A recent UNICEF Report states that `The most familiar example of adults exploiting children is hazardous labour. Adults often make children work long hours in homes, factories, in fields or on the streets, rather than sending them school -- denying them their fundamental rights to education and protection'. The forces behind such exploitation of children are powerful: greed, lust, war, poverty." "The document `A World Fit For Children' was produced by the UN General Assembly's Special Session on Children 8-10 May 2002. It stresses again the rights of children to education and the need to protect them from economic exploitation. This newsletter makes clear the amount of work which must be done to achieve this goal. But it also tells of practical projects which, even in a small way, are helping to alleviate the problems: cultivating pepper seeds in Ghana and so enabling parents to meet school fees; projects to help educate street children in Brazil; the Tamil Nadu Theological Seminary working to raise awareness and bring education and hope to child labourers in India".
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Issue of IAFN Newsletter included as part of the Anglican World for Christmas 1997. A series of short reports from 12 different regions and countries describing the churches' response to the problem of abuse and exploitation of children and youth."Exploitation and abuse of young people is not just confined to the developing world. Violence, child prostitution and other unacceptable forms of child labour flourish in the U.K and U.S.A., as well as in Africa and South America. In its 1997 Report on the State of the World's Children, UNICEF stated that primary education for all would lessen the abuses of child labour and the cycle of poverty it helps to perpetuate. This is an aim for governments, churches, and individuals."
Brief report on the work of Brazilian Edmeia Williams, trained as an evangelist at the Haggai Institute in Singapore, who has established a day centre, the House of Mary and Martha, for street children in Rio de Janeiro.