This month's news and media releases.
Christian Aid turns to prophets of old for climate change hope
31 October 2014 - As the question of how we set about tackling climate change increasingly becomes not just an economic and political issue, but a moral one too, a new paper from Christian Aid draws inspiration from the Biblical prophets.
Faith leaders on the frontline of the Ebola crisis
31 October 2014 - Faith leaders across West Africa are using their unique position of influence within communities to speak out and help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, say the faith-based member agencies of the Disaster and Emergency Committee (DEC).
MPs are right to demand more transparency from mining, oil & gas firms
28 October 2014 - Responding to a new report about mining, oil and gas companies by the House of Commons’ Business, Innovation and Skills Committee
Christian Aid distributes emergency food aid to quarantined homes in Ebola ‘hotspots’ to prevent starvation
27 October 2014 - Christian Aid is delivering emergency food and hygiene kits this week to some of the most vulnerable families under quarantine in two of Sierra Leone’s Ebola ‘hotspots’ in order to prevent families from starving.
EU heads of state step in right direction on carbon targets
24 October 214 - Christian Aid today welcomed a new EU package of climate and energy targets agreed at a Brussels heads of state meeting in the early hours, saying the decision to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by ‘at least’ 40 per cent by 2030 was ‘a good start’.
‘Good’ companies may have to pay more tax than law requires, say theologians
21 October 2014 - Multinational companies may have a moral duty to pay more tax than the letter of the law strictly requires of them, according to a new Christian Aid report about tax and theology.
Hunger threatens to undermine Ebola quarantine measures, warns Christian Aid
21 October 2014 - The risk of hunger and malnutrition within Ebola-hit communities in West Africa is threatening to undermine the effectiveness of quarantine measures and, with it, the wider Ebola response, warns Christian Aid.
Fair tax assurances by FTSE100 energy firm a welcome move – Christian Aid
20 October 2014 - Christian Aid today welcomed the award of the Fair Tax Mark to the energy company SSE - the first FTSE 100 business to be entitled to use the symbol.
New Bible resource launched to help churches engage with economic injustice
17 October 2014 - A new publication from the Jubilee Debt Campaign, compiled with the assistance of Christian Aid and All We Can: Methodist Relief and Development, is helping churches relate real world economic problems to biblical teachings.
Christian Aid praises move to end ‘Double Irish’ as land mark moment for tax justice
14 October 2014 - Christian Aid today praised the Irish government’s decision to phase out of the ‘Double Irish’ tax avoidance scheme as a landmark moment in the fight for tax justice. It warned, however, that plans by the government to introduce a ‘Knowledge Development Box’ tax allowance would be a retrograde step.
Emergency relief efforts underway to help India cyclone victims
14 October 2014 - Christian Aid partners are involved in the relief effort now underway in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha after Cyclone Hudhud forced 350,000 people to abandon their homes.
Christian Aid welcomes Nobel Peace Prize for India’s Kailash Satyarthi
10 October 2014 - Christian Aid is delighted by the news that Kailash Satyarthi has jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work against child labour and in support of children’s rights.
Gaza needs more than money
10 October 2014 - Christian Aid urges governments pledging to fund the reconstruction of Gaza also engage politically to help break the existing cycle of blockade, conflict and destruction.
Parents risk leaving children ‘homeless’ by not naming guardians in will
6 October 2014 - What is the first thing you think about when making a Will? Who to leave your money to? But, if you are a parent with a dependent child one very important question a Will should address is ‘who will look after your children should both parents pass away?’
Mopani-Glencore claim to Zambia tax refund cannot be taken seriously
2 October 2014 - A mining company’s claim that it is owed a substantial VAT refund in Zambia is impossible to take seriously because of continuing secrecy around an investigation of allegations that the same company evaded a large amount of tax in the country, Christian Aid says today.