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Use our special carol in your Christmas worship, and stand with mums facing impossible choices this season

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Access everything you need to use our specially written carol ‘When out of poverty is born’ in your church service this Christmas.
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Stand with mums around the world in your Christmas celebrations

This Christmas, your church can stand with mums forced to make impossible choices.

Sign up to get everything you need for your festive celebrations, including our special carol ‘When out of poverty is born'.

You’ll receive an online resources pack that includes:

  • two unique recordings of the carol
  • sheet music
  • ways to include the carol in your worship to remember mums like Adut 


‘The Lord is coming, don’t lose heart, be blest, prepare the way!’

Dirty water or none at all? No mum should have to face this impossible choice.

Carols with the neighbours, or hot chocolate by the fire? 

Presents in stockings, or under the tree? 

Dirty water, or not a drop to drink? 

At Christmastime, we all have dozens of choices to make. Some might be difficult, but few will compare to the impossible choice of drinking dirty water or none at all.  

No mum should have to face this impossible choice. But this injustice is a reality for many caring for families on the frontline of the climate crisis.  

Together, we can pray for loving mums facing impossible choices as they raise their children. 

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Video resources


When out of poverty is born, sung by Kima Otung

Musician Kima Otung performs 'When out of Poverty is Born' (inspired by Mark 1:3), written for Christian Aid by Kathy Galloway.

When out of poverty is born- Scratch Choir

A short video of Christian Aid Scotland Scratch Choir singing the hymn 'When out of poverty is born.'

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