We wake up and the challenges of the day are there to meet us. And it can be so tempting to close the door on them, put them on the ‘to do’ list or hit the snooze button and go back to sleep.
Over the last year, we have been understandably preoccupied by a pandemic that has swept away normality. We have been confined in bubbles to try to keep us safe and we have been communicating virtually, but not physically. Connection has changed shape. But we know, more than ever, that we are intricately connected. One world: fragile, beautiful and to be shared.
For 75 years, we (and I say we because you are Christian Aid!) have adapted our response to the challenges of the day. In this e-news, we open the door and face the critical issue of climate disruption. With COP26 coming to Glasgow, how can we seize the moment to make lasting change? With the Scottish elections in May, how can we demand local priorities which will also bring justice in our global neighbourhood?
Our supporters have been cranking up the volume for positive, prophetic change for 75 years. And we celebrate their Rage and Hope in a book of 75 prayers for a better world. We continue to work alongside a new generation of Prophetic Activists committed to speaking out today for a better tomorrow. Find out how you can join them.
We wake up and the challenges of the day are there to meet us. It is tempting to close the door on them, put them on the ‘to do’ list or hit the snooze button and go back to sleep. But, over the last year, we have all found new ways to welcome the world, to make a difference and to change to meet the challenges.
Recently, there’s been a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel with vaccines which can slow the virus and end this pandemic. We (and I say we because you are Christian Aid!) are calling for fair distribution across the world. The most vulnerable must not be excluded or last in the queue. I received notice of my appointment to get the jab and realised that across our shared planet home, too many wait. Responding to the challenge of today, we have launched a #givethanks appeal. This is your opportunity to #givethanks for the vaccine we receive and to contribute to the well-being of our sisters and brothers across the world. The money raised will go to the Christian Aid COVID appeal. I’ve given and invite you to join me in giving thanks and offering support.