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Attending a webinar

Christian Aid runs lots of webinars, online talks and training for our volunteers – but if you’ve never attended one before, you might be a little worried about what to expect.  In this handy guide, you’ll learn how to connect and participate in these online sessions, what you’ll see on your screen and where you can get further help.

Under the radar

Private sector debt and coronavirus in developing countries The G20 must step in and compel private creditors to cancel the debts of developing countries to avoid the loss of many more lives. In the global south, coronavirus is leaving a trail of devastation - from widespread loss of life from the virus itself, to huge economic disruption that has left hundreds of millions of people, who were already struggling to make ends meet, without jobs or sufficient food. Despite this huge economic shock, many developing countries are continuing to pay off debts to rich countries, public institutions like the World Bank and IMF, and some of the richest banks and hedge funds in the world. This means they have less money to meet the immediate needs of the population. This briefing aims to shine a light on the debt owed to private creditors by five African countries - Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Zambia - and it outlines the steps which the G20 needs to take immediately to avert further economic chaos. It highlights the central role of enormous financial corporations like BlackRock, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Legal & General, JP Morgan and UBS, which have become increasingly important in the world of sovereign debt. Private creditors’ share of the foreign debts of low- and lower-middle income governments increased from 25% in 2010 to 47% in 2018.1 Multi-trillion dollar asset manager BlackRock alone holds close to US$1 billion of ‘Eurobonds’ in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Zambia through a number of funds.

Prayer for Lebanon

God, our refuge in times of trouble We pray for our brothers and sisters in Beirut today. Lord, be with the emergency services as they battle to help the thousands injured. Lord, hold those who have lost loved ones in the palm of your hand. Lord, we pray your provision for poor and marginalised communities who face an even more uncertain future. Lord, we pray for wisdom for leaders as they make difficult decisions.  Lord, open our hearts - may they be full of compassion for the suffering we see. Stir us to action. In the tragedy of loss, We pray your comfort. In the chaos and injury, We pray your calm and divine healing. In the devastation and the heartbreak, We pray your peace. We pray that in the despair that lies amid the rubble of the explosion There will be glimmers of hope and life.

Climate justice all-age talk

Use these all-age worship ideas to inspire your church to reflect on climate justice.

The river of prayer

A beautiful prayer resource on climate justice. The resource is inspired by the words from Amos 5:24: ‘Let justice roll on like a river.’

2019 Tax Perception Survey Report

This Tax Perception Survey was undertaken by the Consortium of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), led by Christian Aid under the DFID supported Public Financial Management (PFM) Project title “Strengthening Public Financial Management, Anti-Corruption and Accountability Institutions in Sierra Leone” to understand taxpayer perceptions on the taxes they pay, their knowledge of the tax system, and confidence level in those handling such taxes. It is also important to understand tax payers wider views of government and how this relates to their attitudes and motivation towards paying taxes.

Petition sheets

Use these to gather signatures in support of the campaign

Prayer for the Democratic Republic of Congo

A prayer for all those affected by the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Sarah Corbett's Faith in Action [VIDEO]

Activist Sarah Corbett talks about the theological underpinning of her activism.

Geoff Holder's Faith in Action [VIDEO]

Activist Geoff Holder talks about the theological underpinning of his activism.

Rosemarie Mallett's Faith in Action [VIDEO]

Activist Rosemarie Mallett talks about the theological underpinning of her activism.

Campaigning with your local politician

Discover how to campaign with your local politician to help transform the systems and structures that keep people poor.

Inviting others to campaign

Explore ways to help you encourage your church and community to get involved in your campaigning.

Running a campaign action

Learn how to put pressure on decision-makers and help make your campaign actions as impactful as possible.