Christian Aid Week 10th – 16th May 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic means that this year there will be no red envelopes and no Big Brekkie but the work of Christian Aid is more important than ever and for that funds are vital.

Coronavirus is teaching us what it is like to feel vulnerable, to fear, to be separated and experience scarcity. We are all in this together and love unites us all.

Christian Aid Week goes digital – from Facebook Live

  • Sunday 10th May 1.00pm – Live streamed service with Dr Rowan Williams
  • Monday 11th to Sat 16th May 11.00am – Live daily reflections from Christian Aid staff and partners overseas
  • Sunday 10th May to Sat 16th May 7.30pm – Daily fun quizzes for all the family

Prayer – Love never fails

Even in the darkest moments, love gives hope.
Love compels us to fight against coronavirus alongside our sisters and brothers living in poverty.
Love compels us to stand together in prayer with our neighbours near and far.
Love compels us to give and act as one.
Now ,it is clear that our futures are bound together more tightly than ever before.
As we pray in our individual homes-around the nation and around the world- we are united as one family.
So, let us pause and find a moment of peace ,as we lift up our hearts together in prayer.
Amen

How to donate

Please give via the website where possible …. www.christianaid.org.uk
or call 020 7523 2269 to donate by telephone
(unfortunately cash and cheques cannot be processed this year)

Christian Aid has worked for 75 years alongside communities living in poverty. The greatest driver of poverty in the immediate future is the impact of climate change.

Christian Aid has considered how best to use available resources and will be closing regional offices to increase the number of staff working from home. This will maximise the spending power of funds generously donated by supporters each year.

Ghana

Christian Aid has worked to empower marginalised groups through vocational skills and business training.

South Africa

Christian Aid has been working to ensure increased protection for communities in Soweto to reclaim land and speak up with shack dwellers on their land rights. Christian Aid has helped partners formalise South Africa’s first ever national minimum wage at a higher level than originally proposed.

Philippines

After the initial global response of help after Typhoon Haiyan, Christian Aid donations have helped build long term resilience on fragile islands. The islanders now grow edible seaweed as an alternative to fishing ,providing income to pay off debts, start a business and pay for education for their children.

Jackie Quinn (Christian Aid Organiser)