THE CHARITY for October, November and December
USPG (formerly US)
USPG (formerly US) is United Society Partners in Gospel — an Anglican mission agency, whose President is the Archbishop of Canterbury, supporting churches around the world in their mission to bring fullness of life to the communities they serve.
The organisation was founded in 1701 by the Revd Thomas Bray who also founded SPCK and for over 300 years has been taking practical action to achieve its goal to help more and more people ‘ ‘take hold of the life that is truly life” (l Timothy 6:19).
The charity works with its church partners to help them unlock their potential to fulfil their mission. While these partners are mainly Anglican, USPG does work with other faith communities for the benefit of all regardless of ethnicity, gender or sexuality.
Some examples of their work are:
- In Zimbabwe initiated a national programme to tackle HIV stigma so that more people come forward for treatment and counselling.
- In Myanmar supporting a programme to take healthcare into isolated rural communities.
- In South Africa developed a programme to provide church leaders with practical development skills.
Charities and Social Responsibility Committee