We are bound together by our stories. So when poverty impacts anyone, anywhere, it's a threat to everyone, everywhere.
Who are the Collective?
The Christian Aid Collective is a movement of young people desperate to create a different world. We believe that all should live in a world without poverty and injustice, a world where everyone has what they need to live life in all its fullness.
We are driven by our belief in a God who created a world in which every single person on the planet is loved and infinitely valued.
‘We believe that the way the world is today is not the world that God intended.'
We believe that the way the world is today – a world in which millions of people go to bed hungry every night, a world in which nearly a billion people live in extreme poverty, a world that is controlled by structures that oppress people for their gender, race or sexuality – is not the world that God intended.
We want to create a space where young people can grow to know a God who radically loves the poor. We want to empower them to follow the pattern of the early church who built a community where everyone's needs were met.
What do we do?
The Christian Aid Collective is building a movement of young people and youth leaders who will get involved with Christian Aid's work around the world.
We exist to:
- Connect young people to other people around the world who are affected by the structures that are keeping people poor
- Empower young people to speak out against injustice, to challenge the structures that create inequality, and to build local and global communities that meet the needs of all people
- Provide a platform for young people to share the ways that their church traditions and faiths meet a God who cares for the poor
Get in touch
The Christian Aid Collective is coordinated in Scotland by our Youth Development Officer, Fiona Buchanan.
If you are a youth leader and would like to know about youth events, opportunities, campaigns and resources, or if you would like us to facilitate Christian Aid sessions or events with your group, don't hesitate to email Fiona, or call her on 0131 240 1527.
If you are a young person and want to know more, visit the Christian Aid Collective website or find us on social media on Instagram, Facebook and twitter.
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