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International Affairs


Why is the Church engaged?
The Church seeks to transform unjust structures of society that perpetuate human hunger, poverty, injustice, the abuse of human rights and the destruction of the environment. Our efforts are an expression of solidarity with and accountability to those who suffer from injustices and violence.

How is the Church engaged?

Transforming unjust structures of society requires continuous discernment, intellectual analysis, spirituality and active engagement. The Church aims to influence the policies and practices of governments, institutions, corporations and our own communities in order to bring about a more just, peaceful and sustainable world. We work with professional bodies, NGOs and Church partners both at home and abroad.

Current areas of work
The Church is presently involved in the following areas of work:


World Briefing
World Briefing provides a synopsis of the week's main foreign policy and international news in Parliament and across Government as well as a preview of the week ahead. It is produced on a weekly basis by staff at Church House. To receive your copy of World Briefing please email charles.reed@churchofengland.org    

Ethical Comment
Keep up to date with the latest international and European news by subscribing to the Church of England's foreign policy advisor's blog Ethical Comment. You can also follow him on twitter @ethicalcomment

Charles Reed is part of the policy team for the Church of England, taking a lead on foreign policy and international and development affairs.

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