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Christian Aid Week
Published on 26 March 2024

Ahead of Christian Aid Week, we’re sharing 7 bible verses that highlight why our faith compels us to help those in need.  

At Christian Aid, everything we do is rooted in our Christian beliefs. Jesus said that everyone is made in God’s image and proclaimed the good news to the poor and freedom to the oppressed.  

Through his life, teaching, death and resurrection, Jesus called his followers to love God, love their neighbours and to seek justice for those who are oppressed. Our belief that poverty can be ended is based on our understanding of the Bible and the work of a creative, loving God. 

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What the bible says about poverty:

  1. Isaiah 1:17 - ‘Learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.’ 

  2. Psalm 82:3 - ‘Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute.’ 

  3. Proverbs 31:8-9 - ‘Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.’ 

  4. Deuteronomy 15:11 - ‘Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, 'Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.'

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Aline Nibogora reading a verse from the bible to her three sons Irumva Davis, Vyukesenge Aubi and Fisto Niyoyandemye during a family spiritual session on 2nd 2023 in Kayagoro village, Makamba, Burundi. Credit: Armstrong Too
Aline Nibogora reading a verse from the bible to her three sons Irumva Davis, Vyukesenge Aubi and Fisto Niyoyandemye during a family spiritual session on 2nd 2023 in Kayagoro village, Makamba, Burundi.
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  1. Proverbs 19:17 - ‘Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and will be repaid in full.’ 

  1. Deuteronomy 15:7-8 - ‘If there is among you anyone in need, a member of your community in any of your towns within the land that the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your needy neighbour. You should rather open your hand, willingly lending enough to meet the need, whatever it may be.’ 

  1. 2 Corinthians 9:7 - ‘Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.’ 

All of these verses are taken from the NRSV version of the Bible.

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Christian Aid Week 2024 - Aline’s Story

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