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Join our tax and climate campaigns in 2015

8 January 2015 | by Kit Powney

Happy New Year! 

We’re now eight days into 2015. If you’re anything like me, you’ll already have thought about New Year’s resolutions and what you hope to achieve this year.

At Christian Aid, we want 2015 to be a year that inspires thousands of people to stand alongside us in tackling poverty.

Climate change

Our climate change campaign continues to grow as we look towards the summer.

As part of The Climate Coalition and its sister agencies, Stop Climate Chaos Cymru, Scotland and Ireland, we want to see communities across the UK calling on their MP to ensure that the new government makes climate change a priority.

We’ve achieved so much together in tackling climate change, but we know there’s more to do.
 
While there will be important global meetings throughout the year, our key aim will be to build a steady momentum to transform our world.

One Million Ways logo

That’s why we’re inviting you to join the One Million Ways campaign, taking up the challenge  of making changes in your own life alongside thousands of other people across the UK.

One Million Ways

For my husband and I, this has involved switching our energy provider and deciding to eat less meat.

These steps are among the millions of actions that will ultimately change our world and stand against the greed and wastefulness that fuel climate change.

At Christian Aid we believe that when we work together to make small everyday changes in our lives and communities, they can make a huge impact and help create a cleaner, safer and greener planet.

You could take up one of these challenges for a day, week, month or even a year with family and friends – so take a look!

Tax justice

And if that’s not enough to whet your appetite for campaigning this year, we’ll continue to push for tax justice, building on the great progress we made last year.

Ahead of the election we’ll be encouraging all political parties to commit to tackling tax dodging, and asking the new Government to enshrine new measures in law.
 
We’re also excited about the Faith and Politics conference in February. Book your tickets, join other campaigners and explore how our faith and politics relate to each other. Speakers include Dr Rowan Williams and Ann Pettifor, co-founder of economic think tank PRIME.
 
So whatever 2015 holds for you, let it be the year where we rise to the challenge to show our leaders and the world that we are fighting for justice.

Let us be people who ‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy’. Proverbs 31.8-9

 About the author

Kit Powney

Kit Powney is Christian Aid's church campaigns assistant.

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