Climate change is a huge issue for our global neighbours. Communities who have done the least to cause the climate crisis are now suffering the most from its impacts. Thanks for getting powered up for climate justice by writing and visiting your local HSBC branch to ask them to make the Big Shift to clean energy.
Although climate change has had a strong focus in 2019, other issues have also been important.
Our film partner, Take One Action, hosted powerful and moving documentaries on the conflict situation in Afghanistan and the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. This was particularly relevant as, during Christian Aid Week, many of you signed our campaign postcard urging the UK Government to push the IMF to drop the debt in Sierra Leone because of this crisis. Thanks to those who took this action.
In September we were pleased to welcome to Scotland two international activists working on gender justice. Marianne Leite and Memory Kambacha joined a Christian Aid partnership event with Engender in Edinburgh. Thanks to all those who supported this event.
Looking back it has been a busy year. It looks like next year will be busier yet. In 2020 the UK government will be hosting the COP26 climate change summit, giving it the opportunity to be a champion for climate justice. I invite you to scan our new campaign toolkit to get you in the mood and for those really keen, to think about becoming a Campaign Organiser…but that’s for next year!
Please accept our thanks for all that you have done this year. Have a happy, peaceful and restful Christmas.
Diane and Fiona