Stuart McMillan, president of the Uniting Church in Australia, is encouraging Uniting Church members to give generously to the Uniting Church Syrian Refugee Appeal.
“Like all of you I have been shocked and moved in recent weeks by the plight of those fleeing Syria and Iraq,” Stuart said.
“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.”
Donations can be made online at www.shareappeal.org.au or over the telephone 1800 668 426
Cheques can be sent to: President’s Syrian Refugee Appeal C/o- Share PO Box 24154 Melbourne Victoria 3001