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A Rights-Based Economy Report

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the fundamental injustice at the core of our current economic model, which results in scarcity for the many, and unimaginable wealth for the few. The economic fallout from the pandemic and the inadequacy of governments’ responses to it are prompting more and more people to question the morality of an economic system which for decades has placed the market at the centre of all human interactions, measuring progress and development solely in terms of economic growth. In this publication, the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) and Christian Aid – two international organisations working for human rights and economic justice – ask: what would it would look like if we had an economy based on human rights?

Gweddïau Coronafirws

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The Poverty Problem

A simple way to explain the complexities of poverty to your youth group – and suggest how they can be part of the solution.

The Justice Thread resources introduction

Introducing a series of challenging and inspiring resources that look at justice through the Bible.

The Justice Thread part one: In the beginning

What does God's ideal world look like? This activity sheet (part one of the six-part The Justice Thread resource), explores God's vision for the world.

The Justice Thread part two: A people set apart

Let's look at the Old Testament laws. This activity sheet (part two of the six-part The Justice Thread resource) explores just how radical the Old Testament laws were in their time.

The Justice Thread part three: A prophetic generation

What should we be speaking up about, even when it's difficult? This activity sheet discusses the role pf prophets.

The Justice Thread part four: What did Jesus live for?

This activity sheet (part four of the six-part The Justice Thread resource) discusses Jesus' purpose in life.

The Justice Thread part five: Life in community

What was it that made the early church a community? This activity sheet explores the radical life of the early church.

The Justice Thread part six: Bring on a better world

Isn't Revelation a bit... weird? This activity sheet breaks down the context, meanings and symbolism in Revelation.

Fair's fair assembly

Primary school assembly suitable for ages 7-11 Duration: 15 minutes This assembly helps to raise awareness about the global trading system and the steps we can make towards responsible shopping. 

Fair's fair assembly presentation

Primary school assembly suitable for ages 7-11 Duration: 15 minutes This PowerPoint presentation accompanies the Fair's fair assembly, helping to raise awareness about the global trading system and the steps we can make towards responsible shopping. 

What is the point of modern Christian mission?

This lesson explores the history of Christian mission, and different definitions of that word today. It considers the extent to which Christian Aid, a charity that expressly does not proselytize, might be said to engage in modern Christian mission.

What is ‘evil’? Is there a solution to suffering?

This lesson explores the problems of evil and suffering in a Christian context. Students are encouraged to consider different forms of evil and to debate whether suffering is gendered.

What is ‘church’?

This lesson presents different interpretations of the word ‘church’,exploring whether it relates more to buildings or to people. It considers the worldwide church, and Christian Aid’s place within that.

Salvation: spiritual or practical?

This lesson explores a central belief of Christianity: that humans are sinful and that they can be ‘saved’. It looks at different Christian teachings about salvation:through faith (Paul) and through deeds/action (James).

What kind of charity is Christian Aid?

This lesson considers Christian Aid’s foundations as a Christian charity, with reference to biblical teachings.