Christian Aid Week 2017 is now over, but it’s not too late to donate to this amazing organisation. If you’ll be at Wesley Hall today, please don’t forget to bring your donation envelopes. Or you can donate online at www.christianaid.org.uk/christian-aid-week
‘This animation is based on the real-life story of Theodor Davidovic, a World War II refugee who made Scotland his home and dedicated much of his life to helping others in need. Theodor was helped by Christian Reconstruction in Europe (later known simply as ”Christian Aid”) after the second world war.
For details of this year’s Christian Aid Week and how you can Give, Act and Pray, please visit http://caweek.org‘
‘This film reflects on what Christian Aid Week has achieved over sixty years – what our supporters have achieved – for some of our most impoverished and marginalised brothers and sisters around the world. The very first Christian Aid Week highlighted the plight of refugees. This year’s CAW will do the same. Together we can put faith into action – together we can make a difference. To find out more, visit http://caweek.org‘
‘Having fled disaster and conflict and forced to seek refuge in nearby Lebanon, these young Syrian refugees are unable to access formal schooling. Through Christian Aid partners, JCC, we’re managing to keep their dreams of an education alive. To learn more – or support Christian Aid Week 2017 – go to http://caweek.org‘
Lebanon: Reporting on our work with Syrian refugees
‘Máiréad Collins has visited Lebanon and seen for herself the impact Christian Aid’s work is having on refugees from the devastating conflict in Syria. Christian Aid was set up after World War II to help displaced people in Europe. Since then – and thanks to generations of supporters – we’ve been there for many of the world’s poorest and most marginalised communities as they’ve struggled against adversity. Please give what you can this Christian Aid Week by going to http://caweek.org Thank you.’
‘At Christian Aid, as part of the church, we hear the commandment to ‘love the stranger’, that Jesus repeated in words and lived in deeds. Hospitality to strangers speaks of the deep welcome of God to all people.
Faith also demands that we are never content with addressing an emergency, but we also want to ask why it happens, and what we can do to find a longer term response.
And faith keeps us hoping, and imagining a future world where love has no borders and no bounds.
To find out more about Christian Aid Week 2017 – and how you can help those seeking safety and solace, go to: http://caweek.org Thank You.’
This week is Christian Aid Week. Sixty years after the first Christian Aid Week, the focus is on refugees:
“We’ve been there for refugees since 1945. We won’t turn our backs now.”
In yesterday’s Sunday service, we heard the story of Ruth and Naomi and reflected on the lives of refugees then and now. Donation envelopes were distributed, to be collected at next week’s service. If you didn’t receive one, or can’t be at next Sunday’s service, you can donate online at www.christianaid.org.uk/christian-aid-week
All this week we’ll be posting videos from Christian Aid, with refugee stories and the background to this year’s campaign. Please give generously.