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President urges support for Syrian Refugee Appeal

24 Sep 2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Like all of you I have been shocked and moved in recent weeks by the plight of those fleeing Syria and Iraq.

The personal tragedies and struggles we see in the nightly news are heart breaking. But they are just the tip of the iceberg. The scale of the humanitarian crisis that is occurring is truly overwhelming.
Every day thousands of people are seeking refuge with little other than the clothes on their backs.They join more than four million who’ve fled this conflict in the last four years. As we observe from a distance, we must remember that God values every human life. We mourn every life lost and pray for those who are suffering. 

Along with your prayers I ask that you do what you can to support. As Australians we are blessed to live in a prosperous country relatively free of armed conflict. If you are able, please share of God's abundance by giving generously to the Uniting Church Syrian Refugee Appeal.

Peace and Grace,

Stuart McMillan
Uniting Church in Australia Assembly

To view this statement> President urges support for Syria Refugee Appeal (21 kb PDF)

More info> Donation Flyer Syrian Refugee Appeal (428 kb PDF)


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