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Climate Justice Learning Journey poster

Download our new resource charting a course through the academic year to support children and young people to learn and act together.

Drink From The Well: Harvest assembly

Download our Harvest assembly for primary and secondary schools

Window on the World

This resource, designed for primary school teachers, looks at the effects of climate change around the world and close to home.

Understanding change and peacebuilding in a Colombian human rights NGO

REL Practice Paper 2 This paper looks at the Theory of Change of the Inter-Church Justice and Peace Commission (CIJP), a human rights NGO and long-term partner of Christian Aid Colombia. It offers a window into understanding how an organisation set up to respond to a violent conflict perceives change in its own role as the conflict itself changes.  The paper traces shifts in CIJP’s relationship with the state, with communities, with its allies in civil society and with the private sector, and the strategies and interventions it now uses to work towards mobilised communities, an operational rule of law, and a democracy based on justice and peace. As well as documenting its current ToC, the paper proposes to Christian Aid and CIJP an approach that could be used to track future shifts to build up a detailed, long-term picture of the strategic evolution of a CSO in a shifting political context.   Author: Rosemary McGee

Balancing research and practice in an international NGO

REL Practice Paper 1 Ten Years of Change is a collaborative, long-term practitioner research initiative designed to take place in three countries – Colombia, Kenya and the UK. It is implemented by the Research, Evidence and Learning team at Christian Aid. The research began with the overarching question how are community members and supporters being influenced by, and influencing, processes of social change? Each country team adapted the question to make it relevant to their socio-political context, and designed research at several different levels, from local to national. This paper tells the story of the first three years of Ten Years of Change. It narrates our ideas and ambitions and how we clarified them; how we identified where, by whom and how the study would be implemented; and how we worked with colleagues in other countries to begin to translate our idea into practice. It then discusses the forces that shaped the parallel but distinct evolution of each of the three streams of the study, before reflecting on the challenges of trade-offs and power. It concludes by returning to some of our assumptions about practitioner research, reflecting on how they played out in practice, finally turning to considerations for the next stage of the study.  

Keeping hope alive: Christian Aid's work on peace - Impact study 2019

Without an explicit focus on peace, there can be no sustainable development. This Impact Study, and accompanying case studies, share some of our story of taking peace seriously. Throughout our work in providing humanitarian assistance and long-term development support, it has become clear that we cannot ignore the reality of violence. Peace and justice matter to us as a faith-based organisation and we seek to respond to real challenges of building peace with integrity, respect, courage and hope. From Violence to Peace lays down our hopeful vision that a more peaceful reality free from poverty, violence and injustice is possible. This study shares key examples of impact and some things we’ve learnt along the way. Key facts In 2016, more countries experienced violent conflict than at any time in nearly 30 years. If current trends persist, by 2030 – the horizon set by the Sustainable Development Goals – more than half of the world’s poor will be living in countries affected by high levels of violence. (OECD). Violent conflict has spiked since 2010, with two billion people now living in countries where development outcomes are affected by fragility, conflict, and violence (World Bank, 2018). Much of this violence is due to recurring violence and protracted conflicts. It is estimated that 135 different countries have experienced conflict recurrence – a pattern that is deepening. We stand in solidarity with our local partners – households, community organisations and local leadership who live through conflict and violence first hand. We want governments, faith institutions and communities to want and work for peace in their societies and to keep hope alive. Peace is not something fluffy and aspirational. Peacebuilding can and does work.

Fumes or Futures assembly powerpoint

This powerpoint on climate change accompanies the Fumes or Futures assemblies resource.

Fumes or Futures: game instructions

These instructions explain how to play the Fumes or Futures board game. (Game board and cards downloadable as separate resources). 

Fumes or Futures: game board

This board accompanies the Fumes or Futures game. Please note, this should be printed A3 size.

Fumes or Futures: game cards

These game cards accompany the Fumes or Futures game.

Fumes or Futures poster

Fumes or Futures poster. Please note this should be printed A4 size.

Fumes or Futures assemblies

Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time. Engage your pupils on the topic with our Fumes or Futures assembly ideas.  These assemblies are designed to be adapted and used as a resource for either whole school, key stage or class assembly/collective worship. The materials could be used for a one-off assembly focusing on climate change, or as a series in which the themes are developed over the course of a week. You can use them alone, or as part of the Fumes or Futures pack, which includes games, case studies and teaching ideas.

Fumes or Futures teaching ideas

Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time. Engage your pupils on the topic with our Fumes or Futures teaching ideas.  The ideas span the subject areas of Geography, Maths, History, Science, English, Citizenship, RE and Art.  There are also short snippets from our global neighbours who are feeling the effects of climate change. 

Fumes or Futures chatterbox

Use our Fumes or Futures chatterbox to engage your pupils and help spread awareness of climate change.  The first level of the chatterbox shows the kind of natural disasters that are happening more often because of climate change. The second level suggests actions that that can help cut carbon emissions, and the last level explains what effect taking action could have. Space (in the dotted area) has been left for you to write in one of your own ideas about an action that could help reduce carbon emissions. Space (in the striped area) has been left for you to write in what effect that action could have.

Photo of Hamza

Use this image of young refugee and peacemaker Hamza to show alongside the Christmas Assembly.

Nelson Mandela assembly - English

Suitable for ages 7-14 Duration: 15 minutes An assembly on Nelson Mandela.

Exploring Christian Aid: lesson plan

Exploring Christian Aid: lesson plan