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West Africa clergy issue Ebola challenge to global Anglicans

West Africa clergy issue Ebola challenge to global Anglicans

Episcopal News Service carries the Anglican Communion News Service story:

The priests of the Anglican Diocese of Kumasi, Ghana, issued their challenge after a workshop entitled Church and Community Response to Ebola in which they learned more about the disease and how to prevent its spread.

In a statement issued after the workshop Message to the International Community, they said, “We challenge the international community to live as their brothers’ keepers*. We encourage Anglican Churches or Christian Churches the world over to express their solidarity by observing one Sunday as Ebola Sunday to pray and mobilize resources for the affected areas in the sub-region or West Africa.”

“They should encourage their governments to send resources especially the found drug to the affected areas by way of advocacy.”

The clergy did not hold back as they called on the United Nations to provide material and equipment to countries affected by the virus. They also called for international community to collaborate to stop conflict in countries in Africa and the Middle East “instead of waiting for lives and property to be destroyed before the come in with aid”.

The full statement of Archbishop Daniel Yinkah Sarfo is found in the article.


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