In early 2020, Christian Aid launched the Prophetic Activist initiative – an annual, year-long campaigning scheme for 18-30 year olds of all backgrounds and denominations, exploring the relationship between faith and action for global social justice. Inspired by skills workshops, webinars with leading activists and their own diverse experiences, the Prophetic Activists are asking you to sign their petition and call on the UK Government to Stop Fuelling the Fire.
Back in February, the wind and rain of Storm Dennis didn’t dampen the spirits of 23 passionate young adults, including 7 based in Scotland, as they met together for the first-ever activists’ residential. During an intensive weekend of workshops, discussions and team-building, the Prophetic Activists challenged themselves to put their faith into action for global social justice. With the support of Christian Aid’s Youth and Campaigns teams, the group shared insights from their own experiences as they explored issues of gender inequality, poverty and climate justice, and learned how to grow their campaign movements.