The Department for International Affairs assists the bishops and the Bishops' Conference in developing their policies on international affairs. The department works to promote peace, justice and solidarity throughout the world. Areas of work include: Aid and development, migration, environmental justice, overseas mission, European affairs, the Holy Land and wider Middle East North Africa region. The Chair of the department is Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton.
Africa is a rich and diverse continent, the second biggest in the world, with 54 fully-recognised countries. Each country has its own economic, political and... Read more
As Christians we are inspired to be stewards of the earth, to conserve and protect God’s creation and the earth’s resources. Read more
The Christian community in the Holy Land represents a physical link between the modern world and the life and times of Christ - they are the 'living stones'... Read more
The Middle East is an important region for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. The Arab awakening has dominated media coverage since late... Read more
The Bakhita Initiative, overseen by the Bakhita Foundation, is the Catholic Church’s response to human trafficking. It is the focus of the Church's efforts to combat this modern form of slavery and acts as a catalyst for a number of interventions. Read more