Mission   Evangelism - Resources - Mission Organisations

African Palms

African Team Ministries

American Committee for KEEP.

Anglican Frontier Missions

Brotherhood of St Andrew, Inc

Church Periodical Club

Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Episcopal Church - Anglican and Global Relations

Episcopal Church Missionary Community (ECMC)

Episcopal Medical Missions Foundation

Episcopal Partnership for Global Mission

Episcopal Relief and Development

Episcopal World Mission, Inc

Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEM)

Our Little Roses Episcopal Foreign Mission Society

Rencontres-International

Seamen's Church Institute International Training Centre

Seminary Consultation on Mission (SCOM)

Sharing of Ministries Abroad, USA, Inc. (SOMA USA)

Society of St Margaret

South American Missionary Society (SAMS)

The Order of the Daughters of the King

The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK USA)

Trinity Grants Program

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African Palms

Office Manager:  Patricia Martineau

Address:  3427 Olney-Laytonsville Road , P.O. Box 575 , Onley , MD , 20830 , USA

Tel: +1 301 774 2832

Fax: +1 301 774 1346

Email: Click for Email

Web: www.africanpalmsusa.org

Description of Organisation:

African Palms was founded in 1965 by an Anglican missionary in Masasi, Tanzania. Crosses are made throughout the year in seven mud villages near Masasi, then sold in the US through African Palms USA, a non-profit mission of St John's Episcopal Church, Olney MD. The net proceeds and all donations are returned to Africa through grants for AIDS prevention and education; hospitals and clinics; disaster and refugee relief; primary and secondary education; orphan housing and education; agriculture and water projects; education and training; community development.

Area of work:  Africa.

Number of staff:  1 part time.

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African Team Ministries

Director: Mr Keith Jesson

Address:  PO Box 115 , Sierra Madre , CA , 91205 , USA

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Web: www.africanteamministries.org

Description of Organisation:

This non-profit private voluntary agency supports missions, evangelism, orphans, refugees and famine relief to and through the Church in East Africa. The agency organises preaching missions in the USA for African bishops, and makes African crafts available for sale on consignment in congregations, dioceses and other church settings.

Number of staff:  12

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American Committee for KEEP.

Contact: 

Address:  825 Green Bay Road , Suite 122 , Wilmette , IL , 60091 , USA

Tel: +1 847 853 2500

Fax: +1 847 853 8901

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Web: www.keep.or.jp/

Description of Organisation:

Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project) ACK supports the Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project, located in Yamanashi prefecture, Japan. KEEP was founded by an Episcopal lay missionary, Paul Rusch, in 1938. Currently, KEEP and ACK seek to provide Christian witness through people to people outreach and education.

Programmes & Events:

Recent efforts have focused on rural community development and applied agriculture in Southeast Asia and environmental advocacy in Japan.

Area of work:  South Asia.

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Anglican Frontier Missions

Director: The Revd Canon Tad de Bordenave III

Address:  PO Box 18038 , Richmond , VA , 23226-8038 , USA

Tel: +1 804 355 8468

Fax: +1 804 355 8260

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Web: www.afm-us.org

Description of Organisation:

The mission of AFM is to see churches planted among the 25 largest and least evangelised people groups in the world. They train and send missionaries and work in co-operation with other agencies in these areas, making full use of new technology and research.

They also bring to the attention of the church the 20 % of the world that is, 1.7 billion lost souls, that the church has neglected. AFM seeks to give a greater emphasis on unreached people group research, church planting and deployment of missionaries to these people groups, most of whom live outside the borders of the Anglican dioceses.

Programmes & Events:

AFM works toward mobilization of the world-wide Anglican Communion for work among the least evangelised. The US office of AFM has assisted several dioceses in Nigeria to form their own branch of Anglican Frontier Missions and is in the process of doing the same in India, East Africa and South Asia. The AFM branch in Nigeria and other parts of the Anglican Communion, although affiliated, function independently.

The training, research, team members, and the development and implementation of strategies all have the flavour of the world wide Body of Christ and is not confined to the Anglican Communion. Therefore, the churches planted will not necessarily be Anglican. Through our missionaries and agency, we represent and urge the Church to go to those overlooked, who may have no face before the Church, but are dearly loved before the face of God.

Area of work:  

Middle East, North Africa , South Asia, China, India and Indonesia.

Number of staff:  30

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Brotherhood of St Andrew, Inc

Director:  J Vincent Welch

Address:  1109 Merchants Street , PO Box 632 , Ambridge , PA , 15003 , USA

Tel: +1 724 266 5810

Fax: +1 724 266 9577

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Web: www.brotherhoodstandrew.org

Description of Organisation:

The Brotherhood of St Andrew is an international ministry to men/youth in the Anglican and Episcopal churches, through prayer, study and service. The BStA was started in 1883 in the USA and quickly spread to many parts of the world. It was the BStA that started the lay readers programme. Faith Alive and many other ministries were born out of the BStA.

Programmes & Events:

Outreach: Religious literature is given upon request according to their annual budget.

Their offices and meetings are open to all interested person. They also make an annual visit to various countries where the BStA exists.

The BStA received grants totalling $50,000 for projects in Uganda. (Toilet/shower projects, grain mill, electricity, bore hole (well) and an orphanage.

Area of work:  East Africa, West Africa, Central and Southern Africa, Middle East, North Africa, South America, North America, Caribbean, Europe.

Number of staff:  3 paid staff, 21 Executive Board members, 25,000 member partners worldwide.

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Church Periodical Club

President: Ms Priscilla Magar

Address:  813 Pierce Street , Taft , CA , 93268 , USA

Tel: +1 661 763 3081

Fax: +1 661 765 7421

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Web: www.episcopalchurch.org/cpc

Description of Organisation:

CPC is committed to supplying theological and educational materials in support of mission efforts around the world. It responds to needs throughout the Anglican Communion using its National Books fund and Miles of Pennies Fund. Parishes and diocesian representatives initiate and support local projects.

Number of staff:  1 part time.

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Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Episcopal Church - Anglican and Global Relations

Address:  , ,

Description of Organisation:

Since 1835, by action of the General Convention, the DFMS consists of all baptised members of the Episcopal Church. It is mandated by canon to carry out the missionary, educational, social and justice work of the Church. Missioners are supported through the budget of General Convention, as are ECUSA's overseas dioceses, many provinces of the Anglican Communion and a variety of global mission programmes.

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Episcopal Church Missionary Community (ECMC)

Director: Ms Sharon Stockdale

Address:  PO Box 278 , 621 Pine Street , Ambridge , PA , 15003 , USA

Tel: +1 412 266 2810

Fax: +1 412 266 7550

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Description of Organisation:

The Episcopal Church Missionary Community (ECMC) is a voluntary society enabling Episcopalians to be more knowledgeable, active and effective in fulfilling our Lord's Great Commission to make disciples of all nations.

ECMC raises mission vision in the Episcopal Church, trains missionaries and missions committee members, equips Episcopalians to witness in cultures with no viable church, and encourages prayer for Episcopal missionaries.

Founded in 1974, ECMC has given orientation to more than 300 Episcopalians who have served overseas with the Volunteers for Mission, the South American Missionary Society, etc.

Programmes & Events:

  • Produces mission resources designed to raise mission vision in parishes, such as the ReachOut bulletin, Mission Awareness Seminars, workshops and videos.
  • Operates a Missions Clearing House to provide information on Episcopal mission agencies and missionary training programmes, gives orientation, counsel and debriefing to Episcopalians serving in cross-cultural mission and to those serving in areas closed to traditional missions.
  • Publishes a bimonthly Prayer Calendar with prayer requests from Episcopalian missionaries.
  • Sponsors the New Wineskins for Global Mission conference every three years.

Area of work:  Africa, Asia, Latin America, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, and North America.

Number of staff:  13

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Episcopal Medical Missions Foundation

Director: Dr Thomas E Williams MD

Address:  606 Rathervue Place , Austin , TX , 78705 , USA

Tel: +1 210 506 5649

Fax: +1 210 558 4718

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Web: www.emmf.com

Description of Organisation:

Episcopal Medical Mission Foundation (EMMF) is an effort on the part of health care professionals and other lay members of the Episcopal Church to organise and augment the support of our medical missionaries as they deliver medical and spiritual aid in Central America, the Caribbean basin, Africa and Russia. Incorporated in 1992, EMMF is an all-volunteer, Charitable organisation with no salaried staff. Primarily a granting agency, it provides long-term funding for medical programmes in foreign dioceses following a site-visit and needs assessment in consultation with local bishops and deans.

Programmes & Events:

  • Provides assistance and funding for Episcopal dioceses and churches that organise and send medical, dental and veterinarian bridges to designated medical mission stations of the episcopal Church and the wider Anglican Communion.
  • Maintains a personnel log of physicians, dentists, veterinarians, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, technologists, priests and translators who have been touched by the Holy Spirit but are not members of an established medical team.
  • Presents an annual conference, Adventures in episcopal Medical Ministries, during the first weekend of November.

Area of work:  East Africa, West Africa, Central America.

Number of staff:  (Board members) 4 officers and 12 trustees.

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Episcopal Partnership for Global Mission

Administrator: Ms Donna Blackistone

Address:  110 Trails End Road , Locust Grove , VA , 22508 , USA

Tel: +1 540 972 1063

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Web: 64.89.140.177/epgm/

Description of Organisation:

The Episcopal Partnership for Global Mission (EPGM) enables Episcopalians to participate in God's global mission. EPGM was inaugurated in April 2000 with the participation of more than fifty mission-related organizations, including congregations, dioceses, voluntary agencies, networks and Executive Council. It builds on the Episcopal Council for Global Mission, formed in 1990, by drawing diverse mission efforts into a recognized relationship with General Convention and Executive Council. Affirming a shared theology of mission, EPGM implements tested covenants, carries out defined functions, fosters relationships in the Anglican Communion, and operates as a collaborative and non-hierarchical network.

Programmes & Events:

One annual meeting with invited Anglican partners, one major conference on key Issues such as "The Persecuted Church" or "Children at Risk" every few years.

Area of work:  

Member organizations work in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East.

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Episcopal Relief and Development

Director: Ms Sandra S Swan

Address:  ECUSA , 815 Second Avenue , New York , NY , 10017 , USA

Tel: +1 212 716 6020

Fax: +1 212 983 6377

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Web: www.er-d.org

Description of Organisation:

Episcopal Relief and Development (Formerly the Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief) is the major response of the Episcopal Church of the USA to help people in need in the US and around the world.

Programmes & Events:

ERD provides funds to relieve the suffering of those affected by natural and man-made disasters; undertakes the rehabilitation of homes, schools and lives; and provides grants for humanitarian programs in the US and worldwide. ERD works in collaboration with other partners form ECUSA and the Anglican Communion, as well as through ecumenical networks.

Area of work:  

Africa, Asia, Latin America, Caribbean, Middle East, Europe, North America.

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Episcopal World Mission, Inc

Director: The Revd Kevin Higgins

Address:  2116 Wingland , Bakersfield , CA , 93308 , USA

Tel: +1 661 399 6156

Fax: +1 661 399 6100

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Description of Organisation:

The EWM recruits trains and sends missionaries to extend and equip the church with a vision of seeing the heart of Christ rooted in every culture in the world.

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Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEM)

Executive Director: The Revd Mark Harris

Address:  PO Box 246 , Federal Station , Newark , DE , 19715 , USA

Tel: +1 770 879 0321

Fax: +1 302 368 5744

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Web: www.gemn.org

Description of Organisation:

The GEM Network is an association of dioceses which seeks to fulfil their responsibilities as the Church's basic unit of mission by increasing the awareness, understanding, and participation of their congregations in global mission through prayer, education, financial support, and publication of opportunities; and by supporting one another in the receiving and sending of missionaries.

Programmes & Events:

The annual Mission Education Conference, a Manual for Mission Sending, Receiving and Discernment and a Mission Consultant for Diocesan and Regional Mission Development.

Area of work:  

East Africa, West Africa, Central and Southern Africa, Middle East,North Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Australasia & Pacific, South America, North America, Central America, Caribbean, Europe, Russia.

Number of staff:  1 part time

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Our Little Roses Episcopal Foreign Mission Society

President: Ms Beverley H Allison

Address:  PO Box 464 , Somerset , VA , 22942 , USA

Tel: +1 540 832 5141

Fax: +1 540 832 2515

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Web: www.ourlittleroses.org

Description of Organisation:

Our Little Roses Episcopal Foreign Mission Society (OLRFMS) was originally chartered and incorporated in 1985 as the Committee to Assist the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras. The Society supports with money and mission personnel the work of Our Little Roses Ministries, including Our Little Roses residential home for girls, Holy Family bilingual school, medical and dental clinics, volunteers program and a ministry with the homeless. Our Little Roses Bed and Breakfast Hostels provides hospitality to groups and retreats.

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Rencontres-International

Director: The Revd Dr Jacques Paul Bossiere

Address:  Christ Church , 17 Sagmore Road , Bronxville , NY , 10708 , USA

Tel: +1 904 337 3544

Fax: +1 904 337 2514

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Description of Organisation:

The role of Rencontres-International is to maintain and develop ties among French-speaking Anglican churches and missions in the world (3 million Anglicans, 45 bishops) It supports especially the initiatives of Executive Council of Francophone Churches within the Anglican Communion. Rencontres-International is an NGO with consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Programmes & Events:

Rencontres serves as a go between a huge network of Francophone dioceses and organisations. It seeks to obtain a variety of information at a local level and especially in the field of education. It works closely with ANITEPAM in Africa.

Other programmes: Sunday Schools, Bible Schools, Catechists and readers. All their training has an emphasis for spiritual formation, on the spot training of nations within their own culture.

Area of work:  All Africa, North America, Caribbean, Europe.

Number of staff:  25

Other offices:  USA: The Revd Mary Ellen Dolan, Christchurch, 7 Elm St, Westerley RI, USA
Haiti: The Revd Oge Beauvoir, Trinity Church, Wall St, NY 02891, USA
France: Canon Bernard Vignot, American Cathedral, 23 ave George V, 75008 Paris
Canada: The Revd Canon David Oliver, St Thomas Church, 6897 Somerled Drive, Montreal H4V 1V2 Quebec, Canada

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Seamen's Church Institute International Training Centre

Executive Director: The Revd Dr. Jean Smith

Address:  118 Export Street , Port Newark , NJ , 17114 , USA

Tel: +1 973 589 5828

Fax: +1 973 589 7463

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Web: www.seamenschurch.org/itc/itcwork.htm

Description of Organisation:

The ITC program is designed to provide practical training in industrial mission work for international clergy and lay church workers of all denominations. Based in the Ports of New York and New Jersey, the course utilises the resources of this vital transportation hub. They have a rotating admission and offer training for the duration of 6, 8, & 10 months. The curriculum is one of study, action and reflection.

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Seminary Consultation on Mission (SCOM)

Contact: The Revd Dr. Richard J Jones

Address:  Virginia Theological Seminary , Alexandria , VA , 22304 , USA

Tel: +1 703 461 1727

Fax: +1 703 751 3047

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Description of Organisation:

SCOM is a collaborative venture, formed under the auspices of the council of Deans, Inc., to strengthen the educational resources for national and international mission in the 11 accredited seminaries of The Episcopal Church.

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Sharing of Ministries Abroad, USA, Inc. (SOMA USA)

National Director: Mrs Edwina Thomas

Address:  5290 Saratoga Lane , Woodbridge , VA , 22193 , USA

Tel: +1 703 878 7667

Fax: +1 703 878 7015

Email: Click for Email

Description of Organisation:

SOMA seeks to enable the church to fulfil the great commission of Jesus Christ by proclaiming the Kingdom of God and ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit. They do this through short term mission teams which serve at the invitation of the local Bishop. SOMA conducts renewal conferences for church leaders worldwide, they are also ecumenical in scope where it is possible and appropriate. The ministry's focus is on the diocesan, national or provincial church leadership who are encouraged and equipped so that they are able to work with congregations on the local level.

Programmes & Events:

SOMA's short term mission teams, composed of lay and clergy (of 2-9 people), to work in Anglican dioceses for periods from around 1-3 weeks. Several have gone on to become full time missionaries. They respond to requests and in true partnership the host provides conference expenses, (food, lodging, transport) Although they do not give grants, SOMA will help some host Dioceses with conference expenses.

Area of work:  

East Africa, West Africa, Central / Southern Africa, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, East Asia, South America, North America, Central America, Caribbean, Europe, Australia and Pacific.

Number of staff:  3 full time staff, 2 part time staff, 13 members of the board of directors, 102 missionaries in 1999, approx. 70 volunteers.

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Society of St Margaret

Contact: Sr. Carolyn

Address:  C/O Agape Flights Inc , 7990 15th Street East , Sarasota , FL , 43243 , USA

Tel: +1 509 222 2011

Fax: +1 509 222 2011

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Web: www.ssmbos.com

Description of Organisation:

This is an Episcopal religious community of women seeking to find Jesus present in worship, in the common life and in ministries in various cities in the USA, Canada and Haiti.

Programmes & Events:

The sisters in Port-au-Prince run a home for needy elderly women, teach at Holy Trinity School and St Vincent's School of the Handicapped, among other projects, and are encouraging more vocations among young Haitian women.

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South American Missionary Society (SAMS)

Acting Executive Director: Mr Stuart Wicker

Address:  PO Box 399 , Ambridge , PA , 15003 , USA

Tel: +1 724 266 0669

Fax: +1 724 266 5681

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Web: www.sams-usa.org

Description of Organisation:

SAMS sends long and short-term missionaries to Latin America and Spain to communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ through work and deed. SAMS missionaries serve in a wide range of evangelistic and social ministries, including church planting and teaching, pastoral ministries, medical ministry and theological education.

Programmes & Events:

Through SAMS there are opportunities for missionary service that range all the way from one week to a career in mission. SAMS offers a training conference for short-term mission team leaders, and helps co-ordinate mission trips.

Area of work:  South America, Central America, Europe.

Number of staff:  5 full time staff 8 part time.

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The Order of the Daughters of the King

Director of Operations: Ms Linda L Van

Address:  101 Weatherstone Drive , Suite 870 , Woodstock , GA , 30188 , USA

Tel: +1 770 517 8552

Fax: +1 770 517 8066

Email: Click for Email

Web: www.dok-national.org

Description of Organisation:

The Order is made up of women in ECUSA, the Anglican Communion and churches in relation with the Anglican Communion or having a historic episcopate. Members pledge themselves to a rule of life of prayer, service and evangelism.

The Self Denial Fund, supported by free will offerings from members, assists missionary projects and sends missionaries. The Intentional Chair who is in charge of the chapters outside the United States, and the Self Denial Chair are the two representatives to EPGM.

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The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK USA)

Executive Director: The Revd Patrick Gahan

Address:  Box 879 , Sewanee , TN , 37375 , USA

Tel: +1 615 598 1476

Fax: +1 615 598 1107

Description of Organisation:

SPCK/USA was formed in the University of the South in 1983. It began as part of the co-operating network of SPCK's in Great Britain, India, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. All of the individual Societies are autonomous. Its mission is to provide resources for Christian discipleship around the world. The society helps people explore and grow in the Christian faith through a variety of projects.

Programmes & Events:

Adopt-A-Seminary is an ongoing project that provides used theological texts to schools and seminaries in more than 126 countries. Provides books for study and worship, seminarian scholarships, grants to print and publish books and prayer book translations.

Area of work:  

East Africa West Africa, Central and Southern Africa Middle East & North Africa, South Asia East Asia, South America, North America Central America, Caribbean Europe.

Number of staff:  3 staff members many volunteers, Board of Directors.

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Trinity Grants Program

Deputy for Grants: The Revd Jamie Gaines Callaway Jr

Address:  Trinity Parish Church , 74 Trinity Place , New York , NY , 10006-2088 , USA

Tel: +1 212 602 0710

Fax: +1 212 602 0717

Email: Click for Email

Web: www.trinitywallstreet.org

Description of Organisation:

Trinity Grants Program was established in 1971 to reach out across the communion to assist people to help themselves. It is a ministry of the Parish of Trinity Church, works in partnership with the Anglican churches and ecumenical consortiums, primarily in Africa. The professional staff investigates and evaluates requests for funding; make recommendations for funding to the Grants Board that meets four times a year; and monitors the conduct of the grant. At the end of the grant time frame, staff evaluates results for a formal report to the Board.

Programmes & Events:

  • To strengthen spiritual formation and development in the Episcopal Church.
  • To meet the needs of Metropolitan New York.
  • To strengthen telecommunications in the Anglican Communion through network development and database creation.
  • To strengthen the church in the Global South through training programmes in theological Education by Extension, community development, primary and preventive health care, peace building and democratic participation, leadership and management.

Area of work:  

West Africa, East Africa, Central and Southern Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Asia and Pacific, South America, Central America, North America, Caribbean.

Number of staff:  approx 7.