Christian Aid was founded in 1945. Its founders had a very clear vision of how the world should be and were prepared to take dramatic action to build it.
There is a great similarity between what faced us then and what faces us all now. Mass migration, conflict and austerity caused by war….it is as though we have come full circle.
The vision that inspired the founders in 1945 emerged from destruction, pain, suffering and bereavement. They dreamed of a world where mankind would live together as neighbours. The needs of the world, especially the plight of the hungry and the homeless, would be met and disagreements would be solved by discussion rather than by warfare.
Today the suffering of refugees, racial and religious intolerance and terrorism are arguably the greatest moral challenges since the 2nd World War. Nothing has changed!
BUT Christian Aid continues to work tirelessly to make a difference. And it does!
Feeling sad and sorry for the plight of those in need and afraid for their lives isn’t enough.
What can YOU do? St Peters is committed to supporting Christian Aid on a regular basis.
- Through Christian Aid we have the opportunity to:
- lobby leaders and speak out against poverty and fear
- pray regularly and earnestly for those who need our love and support
- give of our abundance.
- write to your MP or to David Cameron about the many issues confronting us today, especially war, poverty, hunger and climate change, to name but a few!
- add Christian Aid’s work to your daily prayers
- make a life changing regular gift to Christian Aid to help them with their work
- leave a gift to Christian Aid in memory of a loved one
- leave a donation to Christian Aid in your will
- use ‘present aid’ at Christmas and make the giving and receiving of gifts more meaningful for yourself and for family and friends
- hold and/or support an event to raise funds – the smallest event makes a difference
WERE YOU THERE?
For as much as you do it to the least of my people, you do it to me.
Please support the work of Christian Aid at St Peter’s.
Further information from Anna Sketchley 01329 847095