Anglican Relief & Development Fund Australia (ARDFA)
Pure and undefiled religion beforet God the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their misfortune and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
operates within the world-wide Anglican Communion for the maximization of life change in some of the most challenging parts of the world.
Following the founding of like-minded but independent organisations in the USA and Canada, the establishment of ARDFA was encouraged by ‘Global South’ Anglican Primates to create partnerships between Anglican parishes, dioceses and agencies in Australia, and those in emerging and developing countries, who are wanting to find effective and sustainable ways to relieve poverty and disability.
We seek to play a cooperative role with other faith-based agencies in providing emergency relief for the victims of natural disasters and to prepare communities for the impact of such disasters.
We strive to bring people together in partnership to ensure the voices of the poor and disadvantaged are heard, and God’s gift of grace is shared. We do not distinguish on the basis of caste, creed, class, race, gender, religion or political persuasion.
ARDFA has the significant advantage of engaging in disaster relief responses and assistance to persecuted minorities because of its relationships with in-country churches and caring agencies of the Anglican Church in the 'Global South'. We help our partners to provide relief and assistance to those affected by humanitarian disasters in their own country.
Examples appear in the "Donations"
section of this web site.