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Transcript of Christian Aid Week Sunday Sermon

Written transcript of Rev. Dr Craig Gardiner's Christian Aid Week Sunday Sermon.

Christian Aid Sunday Video Sermon

Christian Aid's Sunday Service sermon with Rev Dr Craig Gardiner.

‘Agor di ein llygaid, Arglwydd’ by Meilyr Geraint

Welsh hymn by Meilyr Geraint for use in online services.

Additional Promotional Toolkit

An extra press release template about Christian Aid Week and the climate justice campaign. 

Promotional toolkit

Includes photos and captions, a short magazine article and a longer version of the Christian Aid Week story for you to adapt for your articles and presentations.

Prayer sheet

A handy prayer sheet for services or your own use. 

Campaign Petition Sheet (NI)

A petition sheet for multiple people to sign our campaign. 

JustGiving Help Guide

Help guide for setting up your JustGiving page. 

Campaign Petition Sheet (Welsh)

A petition sheet for multiple people to sign our campaign. 

Global Lords Prayer film

A Global Lords Prayer film.

Christian Aid Zimbabwe SMT

The team behind Christian Aid Zimbabwe

Song of the Prophets service PowerPoint

An editable PowerPoint based on our model order of service.

Customisable blank/promo poster

Add your own details to this printable poster. 

Order of service - Song of the Prophets

A model order of service for use in church.

Nigeria Partnerships: Call for Expression of Interest

Christian Aid Nigeria is inviting civil society organisations and faith-based organisations from across Borno, Benue, Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa, Edo, Anambra States and FCT of Nigeria to apply for partnership.

River of prayer resource

A selection of prayers for your church service, prayer group or event.

Sermon notes

A selection of sermons to use as part of your church service.

Socialise to Immunise: boosting vaccination uptake through Facebook

In Myanmar's Kachin state only 54-60% of children under 2 years have received all basic vaccinations. However, the rates for individual vaccination of children is much higher, such as 91.2% for the BCG vaccine.[i] We know that vaccine hesitancy is a complex issue. The WHO identifies three main driving factors; confidence, complacency and convenience. Conventional methods to increase basic child vaccination rates, mostly target caregivers directly to increase people’s knowledge and thus change attitudes and behaviour. Our own research shows that social networks have a strong influence on immunisation behaviour.[ii] An important factor in this respect is the ‘social bandwagon effect’, meaning that caregivers do what everyone does, adhere to the social-cultural norm regarding vaccination, which can be to either follow or not follow the vaccination schedules. The slightest increase in uptake by influential individuals in a group leads to positive spillover in the wider community.[iii] Our Socialise to Immunise project will be piloting and testing an unconventional approach, using Facebook. This interactive approach, based on the premise that the social norm of vaccination behaviour is strongly influenced by peer pressure (social bandwagon), will involve and connect different stakeholders in the vaccination-demand process: caregivers, household decision-makers, community immunisation champions, community members, health care providers. This approach is innovative as it will trial a digital social network which simultaneously addresses the three driving factors as identified by WHO. This update shows how the first stages of the project are progressing and some learnings we are taking forward. [ii] Shi et al., Voluntary vaccination through self organizing behaviors on locally mixed social networks, Scientific Reports 7, 2017 (2665) [iii] Buttenheim AM, Asch DA. Behavioral economics: the key to closing the gap for MDGs 4 and 5? Maternal and child health journal 2013; 17 (4): 581-5 [i] Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey, 2015-2016