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Act on poverty this Christian Aid Week

This Christian Aid Week, as a UK General Election approaches, the people hoping to represent you in the next UK Parliament will be vying for your vote.

They’ll be in listening mode, keen to hear what makes the voters in their community tick.

Just as Aline rose to become a leader of her community and pushed back against poverty, you can too. 

Tell your candidates about Aline's inspiring story, show them that your church cares about poverty, and tell them that you expect them to act on poverty too, if they are elected. 

"Those of us who believe passionately about change have to be speaking to those who have the power to change things at a structural level."

Helen Hughes, Christian Aid supporter and campaigner (1948 - 2023)

Praying with your legs

"Those of us who believe passionately about change have to be speaking to those who have the power to change things at a structural level."

Helen Hughes, Christian Aid supporter and campaigner (1948 - 2023)

Seize the opportunity

Christian Aid Week is the perfect time to start conversations with your candidates.

Here’s how: 

  1. Find out who is standing for election.
  2. Invite them along to your Christian Aid Week event. 
  3. Follow up with the candidates. Get a commitment to meet again.  

Look through the resources below to find out what Christian Aid is calling for get some ideas for simple, yet creative ways to engage your candidates. 

Resources

Top tips

Top tips for hosting election candidates at your church

Engage your election candidates

How to engage your election candidates and what to say

Checklist

A checklist for inviting and hosting candidates at your events

Crib Sheets

Download crib sheets about the issues Christian Aid is will be urging the new UK Government to act on.

DIY Banners Guide

A guide for making banners and posters to help engage your candidates on issues of poverty

7 days, other ways to get involved

Find other ways to make an impact this Christian Aid Week.

Fundraise with us

Take part and fundraise this Christian Aid Week. Together we can beat extreme poverty.

Worship with us

Christian Aid Week is the perfect time for your church to come together in celebration and reflection.