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What's coming up for Christian Aid Scotland campaigners?

2018 is shaping up to be another exciting year.
By Diane Green on
Thousands of Christian Aid Scotland supporters were fired up for change during 2017.
 
Most recently, we’ve made a Big Shift from dirty energy to clean energy with more than a thousand Christian Aid supporters writing to the First Minister about the Scottish Climate Change Act during the summer and autumn.
 
Together with our partner Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, we've put climate change at the top of the agenda for leaders globally and nationally. At its close in September, the Scottish Climate Change Bill consultation had received 19,000 responses from climate campaigners.
 
And, at the UN climate talks in Bonn earlier this month, we were delighted to hear First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon speak about the moral obligation to act on climate change.

Two years ago, UN member states in Paris reached one of the most important international agreements of our time. Our obligation now is to turn the ambitions of Paris into reality.

Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister

Scottish campaigners also joined our UK-wide campaign to encourage banks to make the Big Shift too.

Big Shift engagement infographic
In fact, the coming months hold lots of exciting campaigning opportunities to turn our vision of a poverty-free world into reality.
 
In December, faith leaders across Scotland will be marking the 16 Days of Action against Gender Based Violence. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to discover more.
 
In February, we will be part of a nationwide campaign showing the love for the planet.
 
We'll also be thinking about our global neighbours who find themselves far from home. Many of the world’s internally displaced people remain hidden or ignored. In early 2018, a new touring exhibition will tell some of their stories, sharing their hopes for a better world and starting the fight for a fairer deal for all displaced people. Contact Diane Green for more information.
 
Join us at the Scottish Parliament in March to mark International Women’s Day, or at the Annual Gathering of Eco-Congregation Scotland in April.
 
Then in May, after some campaign training workshops, we will return to Holyrood to demand progress on the Climate Change Act. Contact Fiona Buchanan for further information.
 
So, 2018 is already shaping up to be another exciting year for Christian Aid Scotland's campaigners. Stay in touch, and get involved!