From Revd Dr Michael Jagessar, Global & Intercultural Ministries (Mission), The United Reformed Church
At our recently concluded Mission Council (November 2017), the moderators of General Assembly kindly allowed me to inform Mission Council of our intention to write to congregations of the United Reformed Church to consider contributing to an appeal on behalf of the Rohingya people, whose plight continue to be that of displacement, suffering, persecution, death and rebuilding lives.
We have been briefed of the work (small but significant) that our partner Church, the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar (PCM) has been doing on the ground. These include the provision of shelter, food, clothing, and care especially for the displaced children. We are also aware that the Council for World Mission is working with both the PCM and the Church of Bangladesh (another CWM Partner) to find helpful ways to respond to the situation.
Mindful that many in our churches are concerned about the situation and may wish to contribute towards helping the Rohingya people (if they have not already done so), we wish to let you know that you can, through a Special URC Appeal for the Rohingya People of Myanmar, make a contribution.
All monies received will be sent to support the work that PCM churches and partners in Bangladesh are already doing from their meagre resources to address the needs of their persecuted sisters and brothers.
Should your congregation or an individual wish to contribute, kindly send donations (payable to The URC Trust) and in care of
Global and Intercultural Ministries, The United Reformed Church, 86 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RT
Please specify that the contribution is for the Rohingya people.
Whether it is through this appeal or your own charity of choice, let me thank all on behalf of the United Reformed Church and our Partners in Myanmar and Bangladesh for their ongoing prayers and tangible support towards the plight of these sisters and brothers.
May grace, love, and generosity continue to abound.
Kind regards and blessings