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Act on poverty this Lent

Published: 2nd January 2024

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Proverbs 31:8 says: ‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed’.

As the UK gears up for a much-anticipated General Election, Christian Aid has formed a new partnership with churches and other organisations - including the Baptist Union, Methodist Church, United Reformed Church, Church Action on Poverty, and the Trussell Trust.

Together, they have launched a course called Act on Poverty.

More than 200 churches and individuals have signed up to the initiative, aimed at encouraging people to put their faith into action

Over six weeks, those taking part will find out more about the reality of poverty both in their communities and around the world, through activities designed to inspire them to engage with Parliamentary candidates ahead of the election and with their newly elected MPs afterwards.

The series of resource packs contain guidance for short Bible studies; recordings of conversations with activists; questions and prompts for group discussions; videos about taking practical action; and a guide to steps churches can take to advocate for change.

Christian Aid Campaigns and Activism Officer Katrine Musgrave explained: “We have hope for a world where there is justice for all and we believe our relationships and communities can be restored and transformed. With a General Election approaching, we have an opportunity to unite our churches with a compelling message for our next Government: it is time to act on poverty.”

You can find out more and sign up by visiting the Christian Aid website: Act on Poverty - Christian Aid.

Page last updated: Tuesday 2nd January 2024 2:20 PM

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