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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.

Christian Aid Ireland’s adaptive programme management

Governance, gender, peace building and human rights Tackling the problems of poverty, vulnerability and exclusion that persist in parts of the world that continue to be affected by violence or political insecurity is difficult for several reasons. For one, because of the complexity of the prevailing social, economic and political systems, solutions to chronic problems are far from obvious. One response to this aspect of the challenge is adaptive programme design and management. This paper, 'Learning to make a difference: Christian Aid Ireland’s adaptive programme management in governance, gender, peace building and human rights', is the product of a multi-year collaboration between ODI and the core team of Christian Aid Ireland to assess the relevance of adaptive or trial-and-error approaches to the field of governance, peace building and human rights. It explains the basis on which Christian Aid Ireland’s current five-year programme funded by Irish Aid has become committed to an adaptive approach. It then describes and seeks to draw lessons from the programme’s first year of experience, considering the possible implications for implementation over the coming years.

Celebrating Inclusion - PACS India final report

A celebration of seven years of achievements, learnings and impact on the lives of millions of India’s poorest and marginalised people.

Trading away peace: sustaining illegal Israeli settlements

This report shows how European policy helps sustain illegal Israeli settlements

The paper bag game worksheet

Age: 9+ / Youth group (11-18) This game sets pupils the challenge of calculating if their family has made enough paper bags to get all the items on the shopping list.

How to make a paper bag

Age: 9+ / Youth group (11-18) Instructions on how to make a paper bag as part of The Paper Bag game.

How to play the paper bag game

Age: 9+ / Youth group (11-18) Teacher instructions on how to play the paper bag game.

The paper bag presentation - Welsh

Age: 9+ / Youth group (11-18) A Welsh language presentation to introduce the paper bag game.

The paper bag game presentation

Age: 9+ / Youth group (11-18) A PowerPoint presentation to introduce the paper bag game.

The paper bag game introduction

Age: 9+ / Youth group (11-18) Instructions on how to play the paper bag game.

Paper bag game discussion

Age: 9+ / Youth group (11-18) This resource encourages discussion after playing the paper bag game. It also include suggested activities for Religious Education (RE) lessons. 

The paper bag game: further reading

Age: 9+ / Youth group (11-18) Background information for leaders about working children.