Christian Aid Week christian aid

How you can get involved

Christian Aid Week this year is taking place 10-16 May. For more information, visit the Christian Aid site: www.caweek.org

The cause: climate justice

This climate crisis hurts us all. But people living in poverty fight the worst of it every day. From drought to flooding, climate change robs people of control over their lives. Extreme weather means people like Rose are struggling to survive without a reliable source of water. Your gift could help a community build an earth dam, so when the rains do come, they will have the water they need to live. A reliable source of water will help families withstand long drought or relentless rainstorms. Every envelope. Every gift. Every challenge can change lives. Together we stop this climate crisis.

Tea-time prayers

This year is crucial in the struggle for climate justice. To rise to the challenge, we must underpin it in prayer. Prayer that will transform us and our actions, shape our understanding, and help us start anew.
 
Tea is the most consumed drink in the world besides water - and demand is increasing. But climate change threatens its future through temperature rise, drought, floods, hail stones and pest increase. As we aim to underpin 2021 in prayer for climate justice, say a tea-time prayer in solidarity with those experiencing the worst of climate injustice in Kenya today.
 
Grab a cuppa, say our tea-time prayer and post a picture of yourself and your brew at 11am every day during CAW using the hashtag #AmentoClimateJustice. Or even better, send us a short video of you saying our tea-time prayer.
 
Prayer: 
God of all of life, waiting for the water to boil we confess and lament the rise of temperature that has led to a climate crisis across this beautiful planet. We wait, impatient for change. 
Pouring out hot water on loose-leaf or tea bag, into teapot or favourite mug, we pour out our intercessions for a change of heart by politicians to put planet and people first. 
Stirring teabag, leaves or sugar we ask that you would stir in us a passion to take action, to do all we can at this critical hour to take care of our common home and amplify the call for climate justice.
 Drinking that first satisfying sip we give thanks for the day when ‘they will hunger no more, and thirst no more’* Infuse us with a strongly brewed vision of your creation healed and restored. 
Amen
 #AmenToClimateJustice 
*Revelation 7:16  

300,000 steps challenge

It’s simple: take 300,000 sponsored steps across the month of May to raise vital funds for communities battling the worst of this climate crisis.
 
Our steps challenge clocks in at just under 10,000 steps a day and you can do the challenge alone or with a team, supporting each other to reach your goal. Whether you decide to walk, jump, skip, hop or run your steps is completely up to you! 
 
The next step is to join our 300,000 steps in May Facebook group. You’ll find lots of people who are also taking on the challenge, get access to top tips, a support network and lots of motivation. 
 
Even if you’re not taking up the 300,000 steps challenge yourself, we would love you to consider spreading the word among your networks and congregations, so that as many people as possible take up the challenge to raise vital funds for communities on the frontline of climate change.