Posts Tagged “Christian Aid”

Christian Aid Rohingya Crisis Appeal

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Christian Aid Rohingya Crisis Appeal

Christian Aid have launched a Rohingya Crisis Appeal to collect donations to support vulnerable displaced people who need food, water and shelter. Escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in late August 2017 has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, including many Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, fearing for their lives….

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Lamenting like the Psalmist for all who are homeless, in exile or in suffering

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Lamenting like the Psalmist for all who are homeless, in exile or in suffering

O Christ our Lord who came in homelessness that you might find a home in us and that everyone would find a home in you, we bring before you at this time all who are homeless, in exile or in suffering. Grant them the sense of being held fast in you. Enable all who love…

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60th anniversary of Christian Aid Week

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60th anniversary of Christian Aid Week

Christian Aid was founded by churches in 1945 to support refugees who had lost their homes and possessions in the Second World War. Twelve years later, Christian Aid Week was launched to help fund the organisation’s work. Theodor Davidovic was a World War II refugee who made Scotland his home and dedicated much of his…

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Refugee Solidarity Sleep-out in Belfast (12-13 May)

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Refugee Solidarity Sleep-out in Belfast (12-13 May)

Christian Aid Ireland are hosting a solidarity sleep-out in Belfast this weekend in the run up to the 60th anniversary of Christian Aid Week, which is focussing on their ongoing work supporting refugees. The organisers challenge you to spend just one night under canvas with basic provisions to show your solidarity and to raise money…

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Join Christian Aid Cymru on their ‘Escape to Egypt’ walk in solidarity with refugees

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Join Christian Aid Cymru on their ‘Escape to Egypt’ walk in solidarity with refugees

During advent, Christian Aid Cymru will walk from Bethlehem in Carmarthenshire to Aifft (Egypt) in Denbighshire in solidarity the 65 million refugees across the world. It’s a sponsored walk, with donations going towards Christian Aid’s work to fight poverty, which includes vital work in supporting refugees in many parts of the world. You’re invited to…

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Welcome Summit (Birmingham on Saturday 10 September)

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Welcome Summit (Birmingham on Saturday 10 September)

Citizens UK and Christian Aid invite you to The Welcome Summit in The Saffron Centre in Birmingham on Saturday 10 September. It’ll be a year since the images of the tragic death of Alan Kurdi flashed around the world and injected an urgency and awareness to the response in Europe and further afield. The gathering…

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Christian Aid invite you to Change the Story in word, in speech and through prayer

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Christian Aid invite you to Change the Story in word, in speech and through prayer

“The stories we hear and the stories we tell are important. They help us shape our thoughts, form our opinions and set the agenda.” Christian Aid have launched Change the Story to engage the UK public in writing, talking and praying about refugees. They explain the background to the campaign in their post on Medium….

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“[We] must not turn a blind eye to this crisis. We can and must do more to respond.”

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“[We] must not turn a blind eye to this crisis. We can and must do more to respond.”

The former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams spoke in advance of Refugee Week. The BBC reported his comments: “Desperate people who have been driven out of their homes by war are being forced to make dangerous journeys in search of sanctuary. Yet many countries are closing their borders and putting up barbed wire.” The chair of…

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Aid donors and NGOs pledge to fund local organisation with 25% of humanitarian funding

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Aid donors and NGOs pledge to fund local organisation with 25% of humanitarian funding

One pledge made at the World Humanitarian Summit is a commitment by major aid donors and NGOs to ensure 25% of humanitarian funding goes directly to local organisations on the front line of disaster relief. Christian Aid’s head of humanitarian policy, Michael Mosselmans, said: “This is a significant step forward. Currently local agencies only directly receive…

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Christian Aid Ireland highlight displacement around the world

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Christian Aid Ireland highlight displacement around the world

Christian Aid Ireland’s summer magazine (PDF) reminds readers that while there is a great focus on refugees travelling into and through Europe, many people are displaced within their own countries around the world. Driven by the conflict in Syria, humanitarian crises in Iraq, South Sudan and Yemen, decades-old instability and conflict in Afghanistan and Somalia,…

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