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News and views from Christian Aid Scotland

The latest news and views on international development, justice, faith and poverty from Christian Aid in Scotland.

 

A Harvest thanksgiving

Cocoa farmer holding sapling

Mark 70 years of Christian Aid by helping us to reduce long-term poverty this Harvest time.

Appeal

Christian Aid Week near you

Kaye Steele and Jen Clark carrying bundles of wood in front of the Erskine Bridge

Once more, the dedication of thousands of supporters ensured a successful Christian Aid Week.

What a week

70 Years of Christian Aid

Anne Booth-Clibborn and Shona Brown holding signs

Head of Christian Aid Scotland, Kathy Galloway, reflects on her own early experiences of Christian Aid, and the lifelong dedication of many Christian Aid supporters.

Their stories

Scotland's response to the Nepal Earthquakes

Child at DEC Nepal Earthquake appeal launch

Christian Aid supporters, and the general public in Scotland, have responded generously to the need of the Nepalese people.

Solidarity

Speak up for the love of: day of climate action

Christian Aid lobby of parliament

Christian Aid Scotland invites you to join us for a day of climate action at Westminster.

Come with us

For the love of displaced families in Malawi

Boniface with a 'For the love of' heart

Jen Clark has just returned from Malawi where she saw first-hand the impact of the worst flooding to hit the country in nearly two decades.

Thousands displaced

Discover the moving stories of Malawi mothers

Malawian mother and child

A new touring exhibition reveals the challenges mothers face in Malawi, and the work Christian Aid is doing to overcome them.

Their stories

The right to quality healthcare – funding success!

Malawian healthcare facility

Our new project will empower community groups in southern Malawi to hold healthcare providers to account in the delivery of maternal and child healthcare services.

Help this project succeed

Count Your Blessings: A reflective journey through Lent

Elema and Bokiya from Ethiopia

The Church of Scotland's daily reflections for Lent build on our popular Count Your Blessings calendar.

Explore

Tell Scotland's new First Minister what you love

Heart graphic

Climate change is threatening the things we love most. Our children's futures. Our hobbies. Our passions. Our lifestyles.

Take action

70th anniversary conference

Peruvian girl

Christian Aid Scotland is delighted to invite you to a landmark conference in Edinburgh to reflect on our past and future.

Join us

Christian Aid Scotland annual review

Scotland annual review 2014 cover

A look back at what Christian Aid Scotland achieved in 2014.

Full report

Reporting back from India

Keryn Banks and Namunit Pradhan

Keryn Banks recently travelled to India to visit our Scottish Government-funded Inclusive Economic Development project.

Empowering women

Scotland responds to the Ebola crisis

DEC Ebola appeal launch

Kathy Galloway, chair of the DEC Ebola Crisis Appeal in Scotland, explains how the country is responding to the crisis.

Our response

Malawi funding success

Women passing irrigation ditch

We've secured Scottish Government funding for a new project that will help communities access clean water.

Get involved

We need climate action in 2015

Diane Green

2015 will be a big year for climate action, says Campaigns Officer Diane Green.

Take action

Hold a Burns Supper for Christian Aid

Scottish dancers

Say 'more poetry, less poverty' and host a Burns Supper to raise funds for Christian Aid.

Take part

Post-referendum statement

Christian Aid logo

Christian Aid Scotland's response to the Scottish referendum on independence.

Statement

Take One Action Film Festival

Woman in boat

Christian Aid Scotland supports Take One Action Film Festival, which celebrates the people and movies that are changing the world.

Films and more

Where there's a Will there's a way to give to Christian Aid

Woman presenting two other people with a certificate

A simple way to support nine great charities including Christian Aid.

Find out more

Malawi partnership sponsored cycle

Martyn Sanders and his bike

Christian Aid supporter Martyn Sanders is cycling 300 miles to raise funds for Christian Aid's maternal health programme in Malawi.

Itinerary

A welcome and urgent call for peace

A little boy from Gaza with a large bandage on his head

Christian Aid Scotland welcomes the Church of Scotland's call for peace in Gaza.

Our response

I Witness exhibition: images of hope from Haiti

Haitian schoolgirls

An inspirational Christian Aid exhibition, featuring photos and artwork from Haiti, is touring Scotland.

Visit exhibition

A commonwealth of care

Children hurdling

The keynote speech from our recent Commonwealth Poverty Monologues event.

Read the speech

One million ways to make a difference

Woman in community garden

Every action you take on climate change is part of a much bigger picture.

Share ideas

12 Days of Commonwealth

Children hurdling

Showcasing the life-changing work of our partners across the Commonwealth.

12 Days

Malawi blog: helping mums give birth safely

Mary Mulligan visiting maternal health programmes in Malawi

Mary Mulligan, Churches Development Officer, has recently returned from a visit to our Scottish Government funded maternal health project in Malawi. Mary shares her experiences.

Maternal health

Christian Aid Week 2014

Christian Aid collectors with bag and bucket

Another fantastically successful Christian Aid Week has just drawn to a close. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Highlights

For the love of campaign

For the Love Of campaign logo

Our new climate change campaign, For the love of, is one of a number of exciting ways to take climate action with us. Tell us what you love.

Act

Success with the Scottish Procurement Reform Bill

cheque detail

Christian Aid campaigners have helped to ensure that the Scottish Procurement Reform Bill has delivered a fair trade boost.

What we achieved

Christian Aid Week visitor from Brazil

Mara Luz and Christian Aid Scotland staff

During Christian Aid Week, Mara Luz, Christian Aid's Deputy Head of Latin America and the Caribbean, visited Scotland.

Inspiring visit

Join our stay-awake-athon

Women in onesies

Stay up all night with Christian Aid Scotland. This Christian Aid Week we are challenging youth groups across the country to hold a sponsored stay-awake-athon.

Join in

Building bridges towards peace

Christian Aid supporters at the Tay Bridge

Unite with Christian Aid to build bridges towards peace! Join a sponsored walk and help people rebuild their lives after conflict and disaster.

Join us

Malawi partnership under way

Malawian family

An update on the early achievements of our maternal health project in Karonga District, Malawi.

Progress

A million reasons why

Christian Aid Week collector

House-to-house collections are integral to the success of Christian Aid Week and the work of Christian Aid.

Essential

Changing attitudes towards domestic violence in Cambodia

Cambodian family with motorbike

To mark International Women's Day, Amy Menzies reflects on her recent visit to a Christian Aid partner in Cambodia that works with vulnerable victims of domestic violence.

Real improvements

Recipes for change

Lent cookbook launch

Christian Aid Scotland and the Scottish Episcopal Church have launched a new cookbook together.

Get your copy

Land is life

man with tractor

Christian Aid Scotland team member Amy Menzies recently visited Christian Aid partners in Cambodia.

Amy's blog

An extraordinary year of campaigning

constituents with Sir Malcolm Bruce MP

Christian Aid Scotland's campaigns officer, Diane Green, offers a personal reflection on the highlights of an action-packed year for Christian Aid campaigners in Scotland.

What we did

Reporting back from Bolivia

hand holding chocolate bar

Head of Christian Aid Scotland, Kathy Galloway, recently visited a Christian Aid partner in the Bolivian rainforest.

Kathy's blog

Celebrating the IF campaign

IF campaign Scottish launch

Christian Aid Scotland's senior policy and advocacy advisor, Chris Hegarty, looks back at what the IF campaign achieved in Scotland.

Achievements

Let the festivities commence!

dancers

All you need to hold a successful Big Christmas Sing or Burns Supper.

Resources

Speak out against injustice with The Collective

Sharon McNamara and Katie Allan

The Christian Aid Collective works with young people and youth leaders across Scotland, equipping them to be the generation that ends poverty.

Join The Collective

Brand new resources to support your fundraising

fundraising resources

Resources, advice and ideas to help you fundraise for Christian Aid.

Be inspired

Biting back at hunger in Scotland

Christian Aid piper

A look back at a busy Christian Aid Week in Scotland.

What a week

Dr Rowan Williams visits Scotland

Dr Rowan Williams at book sale

An article written by Dr Rowan Williams, first published in The Scotsman.

Read the article

Bolivian programme officer to visit Scotland

Cecilia Cordova

Prior to Christian Aid Week, Cecilia Cordova, Christian Aid's programme officer in Bolivia, will be visiting Scotland.

Meet Cecilia

Ricky Ross: blogging from Brazil

Ricky Ross from Deacon Blue

Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross returns from Brazil and reflects on some of the amazing people and Christian Aid partners he has met over the last week, including MST - the Landless People's Movement.

Blogging from Brazil

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