This Christmas, 65 million people are fleeing from conflict and crises. In this video, we remember that the infant Jesus and his family were refugees, escaping to Egypt where they found safety and solace. In our own troubled times, we can all help #LightTheWay for those seeking a brighter future. Share this video with your church community.
Coloured pencils at the ready! Our mindfulness colouring candle – for use throughout Advent, and inspired by the verse ‘The people walking in darkness have seen a great light’ (Isaiah 9:2) – is still available to download, and the best bit is it's suitable for all ages: [ Ow.ly Link ]
As we count down the days until Christmas, let's not forget the 65 million people fleeing from conflict and crises over the world – people like Georgette, in the DRC, who experienced brutal sexual violence, and still faces poverty and hunger. Could you please help us #LightTheWay for another human being in need of a beacon of hope this Christmas?
So cute! Thanks to St Mary's Church in Wales Primary School in Brynmawr for sharing these photos with us. Year Two have been learning about Advent with our colouring candle. You can download yours here: [ Caid.org.uk Link ]
Today is #GivingTuesday and we've got an extra special something for you to share with friends and family.
There is no stranger Christmas story than that of the 65 million people who are fleeing from conflict and crises. Share this story and help shine a light on the worst global displacement crisis of our time.
As many are scanning the online sales for a bargain this #CyberMonday, why not visit Present Aid to find a gift that will bring hope and security to some of the world's poorest people: [ Caid.org.uk Link ]
Thanks to your generous support for our Iraq Appeal we have now reached a quarter of a million people who've been displaced from their homes by violence.
These photos are from a food distribution this week for families who have fled from Mosul. Each family received enough food to feed them for a month. Our work to support these people continues, and you can still donate to our appeal: [... View details ⇨
'If you were asked to name the greatest inequality in the world, what would your response be?'
On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Christian Aid Scotland's Youth Development Officer Fiona Buchanan takes a look at why we have to tackle gender inequality to beat poverty:
'Personally it was sad because I was here in August 2014, and just to see that when we talked to those families they were saying: 'Yeah, we’ll go back in three-six months as soon as Peshmerga defeat ISIS we will go back', and their return and hope of return seemed imminent but now they are still around two years on.'
Christmas can be a stressful time for a lot of us. We've made an Advent mindfulness colouring candle your whole church can do together, reflecting on the light you can bring for people fleeing violence this Christmas.
Get your resources here to share our Christmas Appeal in your church and community:
Have you heard about the UN climate talks taking place in Marrakesh? Even if you have, there's a lot of complex, technical detail to the talks which would be lost on even the keenest climate campaigner.
It's a good moment to remember that for our sisters and brothers at home and across the world, climate change isn't an abstract idea, it's a frightening reality. Have a look at the human... View details ⇨
Great news! The UK has signed the world climate change treaty agreed in Paris last year.
Our Senior Climate Adviser Mohamed Adow on the news: 'Ratifying the Paris Agreement is also a recognition by the first country to industrialise that it has a duty to help and protect the very poorest and most vulnerable people in the world suffering the effects of climate change.'