FROM BISHOP PETER, BISHOP LIBBY AND BISHOP KEITH
Starting last December, and coming to a head in February, there has been a resurgence of hostilities after more than a decade of peace. Clergy report churches and houses being torched, women raped and many killed. The centre of these atrocities is Djugu, 70 kilometres from Bunia, the provincial capital, where +Keith, Archdeacon Ian and a team from the diocese were visiting last July.
The local Church is doing a magnificent job. They are putting people up in their homes and opening up their schools to shelter the displaced. Their whole ethos is summed up by their vision ‘Ensemble nous pouvons’ (Together we can). However, emergency aid is essential: the Anglican Alliance, whose mandate is to bring together development, relief and advocacy work across the Communion, is aiming to raise $100,000 across ten DRC dioceses, starting with Aru and Boga.
We are asking if you would make a donation, however large or small. Donations should be made direct to the Congo Church Association, using one of the following methods;
- By online payment, details can be found at www.congochurchassn.org.uk You can Gift Aid your donation, by using this payment method or by downloading a form from the same website.
- By cheque, payable to 'Congo Church Association', Please write Dio Chester on the reverse of the cheque. Addressed to; The Hon. Treasurer, Paul Dickens, Hockliffe Grange, Hockliffe, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 9NL
- By direct payment, payable to ‘Congo Church Association’ CAF Bank Ltd Account No. 00016616 Sort code 40-52-40
When making a donation please quote the reference DioChester .
With love in Christ,
+Libby and +Keith