ABM has a rich and complicated history of involvement with the First Nations peoples of Australia, including some significant failings. We believe that the task of working for reconciliation within Australia is integral to mission. Our Church is blessed by the sacrificial ministry of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglicans. These leaders are often working with vastly inadequate resources and in situations of...

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ABM Pilgrimage participants visiting St Alban’s Church Yarrabah are pictured here with community members including Bishop Arthur Malcolm (far right). © Peter Branjerdporn, Anglican Church Southern QLD, 2019


Some of ABM and AID’s projects operate in more than one country. ABM’s Encounter Program takes place between Australia, as the host country, and the different countries from which ABM’s partners send their Encounter Visitor. AID’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund supports partners around the world to fight COVID-19 and mitigate its impacts. AID’s Global Disaster Management and Climate Change Fund focuses on assisting partners...

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Holy Land

In Palestine, AID works with the Diocese of Jerusalem, one of four dioceses of the Episcopal/Anglican Church in the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. The Diocese of Jerusalem also covers Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Israel with a total of almost thirty parishes. Against a background of many challenges, the church is very active in its ministry. It owns and operates a number of social outreach institutions including...

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St George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem, at night © ABM_


The East African nation of Kenya is home to some of the best-known landscapes and peoples from that vast continent. Golden savannahs filled with herds of wildlife and prowling lions, the spectacular Rift Valley, and tribes of Maasai, Samburu, and Swahili resplendent in vibrant garments. Although ancient in cultures and traditions, these peoples have seen unprecedented change in recent decades. Prior to COVID-19, a series of...

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These Kenyan primary school children have benefited from the project. © Julianne Stewart/ABM, 2018.


Geographically, Myanmar is the largest country in South-East Asia. Its ethnically diverse population was estimated at 54 million in 2021. The agricultural sector, including livestock and fisheries, is still considered to be the backbone of the economy, and almost half of the labour force is engaged in agriculture for their livelihood. Myanmar is also one of the poorest nations in the world, ranking 147th among 189 nations rated...

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A woman in remote rural Myanmar enjoys the benefits of water in her home ©CPM

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Over 800 languages are spoken throughout the islands, and the national population of 8 million are comprised from over 1,000 distinct ethnic groups. It is also a country undergoing rapid change, as people move away from their villages to seek work and education in the cities. Because of the complexities of land tenure and the lack of employment opportunities...

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Goroka Festival. © Ivy Wang/ABM 2017.

Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands are a beautiful archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, to the east of Papua New Guinea. Lush tropical rainforest engulfs many of these islands, and adventure-seeking tourists come to explore extinct volcanos, snorkel the pristine coral reefs, or investigate the many WWII wrecks scattered through the jungle and sea. For the 600,000 people who call the Solomon Islands their home, however, there are many challenges...

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Project Feature Solomon Islands

Sri Lanka

The Indian Ocean island nation of Sri Lanka has a population of 22 million people of diverse ethnicities. The country experienced a crippling civil war from 1983 to 2009 and is currently in one of its worst economic crises in decades. This crisis is disproportionally affecting those groups of people who were already poor and marginalized...

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Cooking meals for vulnerable people. (c) Diocese of Colombo. Used with permission.

The Philippines

The Republic of the Philippines is a tropical archipelago of more than 7,100 islands, the largest being Luzon and Mindanao. These two islands host around 70% the country’s population, which in 2020 was estimated to be 123.7 million. Agriculture is the primary and often only source of income for many Filipinos, and most families depend on subsistence farming and fishing for their livelihoods. Illiteracy, unemployment and the incidence...

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As any visiting tourist could tell you, Vanuatu is a nation of friendly locals, relaxed ‘island-time’ and outstanding natural beauty. Scattered over 1,000 kilometres of the Coral Sea, the 83-island archipelago is home to 270,400 people, the vast majority of whom live in rural areas outside the capital city of Port Vila. On these remote islands, subsistence farming and fishing is often the only way to survive, and there are...

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The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in central-southern Africa, full of dramatic natural beauty and astonishing wildlife. The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in central-southern Africa, full of dramatic natural beauty and astonishing wildlife. Most visitors would come to see the majestic Victoria Falls, but leave with new insight into another of Zambia’s true wonders – the resilience and strength of...

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Zambia market stall