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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.

Co-mingling Faith and Health:

Alarmed by the health statistics of Nigerians, Christian and Muslim faith leaders are advocating for improved and accessible health services for all and contributing to the actualization of universal health coverage. Leveraging on faith leaders influence and networks remains a veritable approach to mobilize and engage community or congregational members in a sustainable way. Faith influence has also been recognized as a key element in the community health and social justice response. Therefore, Christian Aid is continuing to work closely and in partnership with NiNERELA+ and its network of faith leaders to use their influence to address critical issues that affect the poor and marginalized. The drive towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is essential to improve access to quality health services. Being a strong influence even on the health choices of their followers, faith leaders in Benue State and the FCT are being equipped to play an active role in ensuring better health outcomes for citizens. Through a 2-day technical meeting held with selected leaders in the FCT, advocacy priorities and plan for faith leaders on universal health coverage was developed. It also provided the opportunity to sensitize 22 religious leaders on UHC and the opportunities faith communities can take advantage of in supporting indigent members. The media advocacy campaigns focused on pushing for the actualization of UHC and community health insurance financing by faith leaders lends effort to reach beyond their immediate congregation. Using radio, it faith leaders explore how faith congregations can support attainment of UHC. Christian Aid is working in partnership with NINERELA to ensure that the influence of faith is harnessed to achieve improved and quality health for all.

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

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. 

Campaigning with Craftivism

Find out how to incorporate Craftivism as useful tool in your activism toolkit alongside other tactics. Guidance note: if you decide to hold and promote your own craftivism event using the resource, we invite you to use the following wording in your promotions: 'We love this Christian Aid resource made with Craftivist Collective. Come and join our Christian Aid craftivism activity inspired by Craftivist Collective.'

Next steps for your campaign

Use this guide to build on campaign actions and make your campaigning with Christian Aid go further. 

Drop the Ebola Debt placard

Print the four A4 sections to create an A2 placard.

UK Climate Change Act pack: printable card PDF and image

Create a Climate Change Act birthday card using our birthday card printable PDF and downloadable image.