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Today is the start of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. We've provided action points for each day which can be found on the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland​ website alongside daily reflections and an order of service: [ Link ]
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01/17/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
Broken your ‪#NewYearsResolution to get fit already? Don’t worry – it’s not too late to sign up for a challenge event – such as the Great North Run. You’d be raising money for a good cause at the same time as achieving your fitness goal!
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01/16/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
Most people's ‪#NewYearsResolutions ‪are forgotten by Feb. Did you pledge to get fit this year? Get back on track with a running, cycling or trekking challenge!
Christian Aid
01/15/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
Our prayer for this week:

Open our eyes, Lord Jesus,
to the world around us.
Show us what we should see
but from which we hide our eyes.
Show us how people live in this world
and the reality of their days.
Give us courage to do what you ask and to
'Come and see'.

Open our eyes, Lord Jesus,
to the shape of your Kingdom.
Show us what life could be like
if only we could see in...
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Pray with us this month - Christian Aid
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01/14/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
‘While most refugees are now staying in heated buildings, some are still outside of the camps. These people are particularly vulnerable. Every day we are seeing more and more refugees arrive. We are witnessing a visible increase in levels of anxiety and depression among the refugee population.'

Marija Vranesevic, Programme Manager at Philanthropy – Christian Aid’s partner in Serbia.

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01/13/2017 at 17:30. Facebook
Rowan Williams, Christian Aid's Chair, writes in today's Church Times - the local and the global cannot be separated:

The local and the global cannot be separated
Christian Aid
01/12/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
Refugees in Serbia are experiencing life-threatening conditions as temperatures in the south of the country have plummeted to -30⁰C.

Our partner Philanthropy is giving people much-needed hot, nutritious food and other support. Please help us reach more of the most vulnerable people:

Refugee Crisis Appeal | Christian Aid
The big four banks have a bad habit of financing fossil fuels, in turn fuelling climate change. Whether you've given something up or are taking on a new challenge in 2017, write to your bank today to ask them to make the Big Shift away from fossil fuels:

The Big Shift: Banks
'In both Syria and Gaza, we regularly hear the desperate pleas from those who believe that the world is indifferent to their plight and it is increasingly hard to disabuse them of this conviction. No matter that the UN predicts that Gaza will be uninhabitable by 2020, or that the people of eastern Aleppo were besieged and bombed without mercy. Political leaders in Europe, the US, Russia and...
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Accountability is key to peace in the Middle East
Our new assembly for January is now online, use it to inspire your students to dream of a better world on Martin Luther King Day - Monday 16 January!

Assembly and presentation January 2017: Dreaming of a better world
Campaigning for the climate a part of your New Years resolution? Join one of our Big Shift training sessions: [ Link ]
How are you getting on with your New Years resolutions?

Christian Aid's Content Editor Louise Skinner has decided to go vegan this January in an effort to curb her carbon emissions and start 2017 a little healthier. Find out how she's getting on so far:

A month in the life of a vegan
As we celebrate Epiphany this year, we're also reflecting on the reality that now, perhaps even more than ever, the story of the Holy Family fleeing the violence of a cruel regime seems extraordinarily contemporary.

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We could never say thank you enough for your generosity, and this year's Christmas Appeal is no different! With your gifts you're bringing hope to people who have known the darkness of displacement.

You can pay in your donations online here: [ Link ]
It's twelfth night tonight, so time to pack away Christmas for another year. But as you take your tree down and put your decorations away, we invite you to look back at the festivities one last time with our daily reading from Matthew 2.
'As well as being a quicker and more sustainable way to meet needs it’s also smarter and more empowering.'

Joe Ware makes the case for cash transfers, an approach that has been shown to be some of the most effective aid spending there is:

The Daily Mail is wrong. We should be handing out cash as aid - Premier Christianity
Looking for a challenge to kick start your New Year fitness resolution? Join our team for the Great North Run, the world's biggest half-marathon >>
'If we are those whose lives are shaped by Jesus Christ, then we know that God is with us, and we want to be with those who are fleeing terror now. The story is told in our world and our lives too.'

Grab a cuppa and have a read - our reflection for January:

This month’s reflection - Christian Aid
With plenty of challenges to choose from, you can keep your New Year fitness resolution AND change the world for the better by running, walking, cycling or trekking to raise money for Christian Aid:

Challenge events - Christian Aid
Our prayer for the New Year:

At the dawn of a new year,
we come to welcome hope for a new world.

Let the darkness lift,
to welcome a dawn of plenty,
with enough for everyone
and people ready to share.

Let the day begin,
with new energy for the struggle
to protect our children
and to care for the vulnerable.

Let the light shine,
to open a path to safety
for all who are seeking...
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