Taking place in Bonn, Germany, from 6-17 November, the 2017 United Nations (UN) climate change conference (COP23) aims for progress and initiatives in two critical and inter-linked areas of action: Governments working to increase climate action under the terms of the Paris Agreement and the UN Climate Change Convention Showcasing, fostering and launching new and expanding […]
Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.
Working globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. They are part of a wider movement for social justice.
Christian Aid provides urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.
Christian Aid’s work is founded on Christian faith, inspired by hope and acts to change an unjust world through charity – a practical love and care for our neighbours.
Christian Aid works as an agency for Christian churches in Britain and Ireland.
The Centre for Theology and Justice was launched at Luther King House in Manchester on 10 May 2017. It is the culmination of various collaborations between Christian Aid, Church Action on Poverty, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland and Luther King House, and aims to be ‘a space and an opportunity for sharing reflections, resources […]
More than 20 million people are at risk of famine across a number of countries including North East Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen, adding to the list of current crises in countries such as Syria and Iraq. While East Africa is in the third year of drought, conflict is causing or exacerbating the problem […]
This year’s Christian Aid Week focuses on refugees, reflecting on Christian Aid’s support for refugees since 1945. As part of the theme, Christian Aid looks at the story of Nejebar, who with her family fled horrors in Afghanistan where her husband was threatened with torture and death for being a government worker. But having reached […]
A more rapid transition to a low-carbon economy based on clean energy has been called for by delegations from the ACT Alliance (including Christian Aid), the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) at the United Nations climate conference, COP22, in Marrakech, Morocco, 7-18 2016. People of faith should come together […]
Christian Aid Cymru is encouraging supporters to walk from Bethlehem in Carmarthenshire to Aifft (Egypt) in Denbighshire in solidarity with the more than 65 million refugees worldwide, fleeing from conflict, natural disasters and extreme poverty. The walk, called Escape to Egypt, will be sponsored with donations going towards Christian Aid’s work for refugees. For more […]
From 8-16 October 2016 the Climate Coalition is holding a week of action ‘to celebrate the people, places and things we want to protect from climate change’. Events are being organised around the country to either include or lobby local members of the UK Parliament. You can register or search for events on the Speak […]
Christian Aid is hoping to alter the perception of refugees with a new campaign called Change the Story. The charity says that the ‘stories we hear and the stories we tell are important. They help us shape our thoughts, form our opinions and set the agenda. So when refugees are portrayed negatively in the media, […]
Christian Aid has launched a report looking at how to protect a billion people in climate-threatened coastal cities. Called Act Now or Pay Later it quotes UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, who argues that every $1 spent on reducing the risks from disasters now will save around $7 of damages later. The report assesses why […]
Thirteen aid and refugee agencies say the response from the UK and European governments to the million refugees and migrants who arrived in Europe in 2015 has been inadequate. ‘Successive summits have done little to improve the situation. The deal struck between the EU and Turkey to deport migrants from Greece is the latest callous […]