As the war in Ukraine continues, we may be asking ourselves what we can do to help. Bishop John wishes to draw our attention to the following actions we can take:
- Prayer. Please do continue to remember the power of prayer. The following prayer can be said for Ukraine:
and this prayer for world peace can also be prayed:
2. Give. There are two safe and secure ways where your gift can support those most in need: https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal & https://ukraine-emergency-appeal.raisely.com/. Please avoid organising charitable collection of toys, clothes and bedding as this is often inappropriate and not what is most needed.
3. Act. Following a great deal of pressure – not least from Lords Spiritual – on Monday the Government announced a scheme for welcoming Ukrainian refugees. Many church people will want to play their part in offering hospitality. A Government FAQ and registration of interest form are now live. You can also register your interest as a potential sponsor at Sanctuary Foundation.
More information is available here: https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/community-action/war-ukraine-responding