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Modern Slavery Statement - September 2021

Christian Aid's Modern Slavery Statement

Modern Slavery Statement

Christian Aid's Modern Slavery Statement

Black Lives Matter Everywhere

Apart from the Covid-19 pandemic, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement has been one of the defining themes of 2020. Sparked by the death of George Floyd and other examples of police brutality in the United States, it quickly spread to include a wider debate about racial inequalities around the world. Climate change, although something which will affect us all, is a deeply racialised phenomenon. Black and brown people in the poorest countries face the brunt of the impacts, caused in large part by fossil fuel burning in rich, majority-White nations. But this inequality is often overlooked because climate change is associated with science and the language used to describe it is often technical jargon relating to atmospheric carbon atoms and global temperature readings. The cold neutrality of climate science obscures the fact that the drivers and impacts of the climate emergency are personal and societal, and tied to political decisions with clear racial implications. People in the, as-yet, more sheltered corners of the global North are now starting to experience the force of the climate crisis, but across the global South it is something they have already been feeling the effects of for years. Be they extreme weather events in Latin America, droughts in East Africa, floods in Bangladesh or sea level rise threatening the existence of Pacific Islands, climate change is not just a future threat but a present reality. Climate change and its disproportionate effects on those that have done the least to cause it has been known about for decades. And yet emissions continue to rise. If poor political decisions and unjust policies have helped to cause the climate crisis, then it’s equally the case that the right policies and decisions have an essential role to play in addressing the problem and putting the world on a path to climate justice. We’re beginning to see such movement, although not nearly fast enough. Politicians around the world have claimed to be moved by racial injustice. Making rapid and far reaching climate action a priority would be a good start in ensuring black lives matter everywhere.

Monthly prayer sheets: August

Download our new monthly prayer sheets which will replace the usual prayer diary from August. 

Building Back with Justice

Building Back with Justice sets out the actions governments must take to ensure that any global recovery from Covid-19 is one that tackles inequalities, addresses the climate crisis and sets us on a path to a different future.

Prayer diary: April – July 2020

Sing to the Lord all the earth.

Gender lens to the UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights briefing

Gender lens to the UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights briefing

An economy of life briefing

An economy of life briefing

November meditation

28 words of peace.

September meditation

Farming, cooking, carrying firewood: life was a constant struggle for Aster. Now she’s come together with women in her village, in Ethiopia, to open a shop powered by the sun. It's a thriving business and a resource for the community - it has sown the seeds of a better future. Stand together with our sisters and brothers in Ethiopia this Harvest, and give thanks for our global family, as we meditate on these words of the Harvest prayer.

World Refugee Day Prayer

A prayer for World Refugee Day, remembering all who are making difficult journeys and facing an uncertain future as they seek refuge. Words provided by Rev Dr Sam Wells.  

May meditation

This month we join in prayer with Vilia who prays for her community in Haiti and for us all. May her words be an inspiration and encouragement to us all as we pray, act and give for a world where we stand together against injustice as sisters and brothers across the world.

January meditation

A prayer and blessing to welcome the dawn of the New Year with hope.