Fri 07, Aug 2020
Lebanon, a country steeped in Christian history, has been rocked by a new tragedy. The 4 August explosion in Beirut has so far claimed more than 200 lives and destroyed many homes and public facilities, including the main port and a children’s hospital.
Lebanon borders Israel to the south and is part of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East. The Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, the Most Reverend Suheil S Dawani, has called out to Anglicans around the world for help in supporting ‘those members of the communities in Beirut most stricken by this tragedy’.
Tax-deductible donations to ABM will be used to provide food parcels, hygiene and sanitation kits, and basic medical supplies to those affected by the explosion. To donate, click the button below.
If you wish to make a non-tax-deductible donation for the repair of church facilities, please click the button below.
To read the Archbishop’s letter in full, please click here.
Look with compassion, O God,
on the the people of Lebanon,
and move our hearts
so we may stand in solidarity with them.
We pray for the souls of all who have died,
and for their families and friends who mourn them.
We pray also for the injured
and those who now find themselves homeless.
Send your Spirit to comfort them
as they adjust to the effects of the blast
and the sadness that it has brought.
Strengthen all those in the country
who have been working to improve it,
and guide others to join them
to transform Lebanon into a better place.
We ask this in the name of your Son Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you in the power of the Holy Spirit,
One God for ever and ever. Amen.
Tax-deductible donations to ABM will be used to provide food parcels, hygiene and sanitation kits, and basic medical supplies to those affected by the explosion. To donate, click here.
If you wish to make a non-tax-deductible donation for the repair of church facilities, please click here.
(Please don’t forget to write down the Code BEWB2020 (tax-deductible), BNTW2020 (non tax-deductible) and/or the campaign name Beirut Emergency Appeal and include it with your donation.)
Gifts/donations to ABM will be applied to the support of project selected. In the unlikely event of this emergency response project being oversubscribed or not proceeding to completion, donations will be directed to ABM's Global Emergency Rapid Response Fund or ABM’s Global Disaster Risk Reduction Fund. These funds are similar in that they enable ABM to provide timely relief during an emergency, and help ABM’s partners to be better able to respond to disasters when they occur.