Christian Aid Week – 12-18 May 2013. Please help!

IF there’s enough food for everyone…

IF there’s enough food for everyone why are there around 870 million people in the world today desperate for food? One in eight people will go to bed hungry tonight. It’s a scandal.

In the last 10 years more than 50 million children have started going to school in sub-Saharan Africa, while deaths from measles have fallen by 75%. But hunger is still a huge problem.

But IF we bite back at hunger, starting with this Christian Aid Week (12- 18 May 2013) we can help communities find ways to not only survive but thrive, with enough food to eat, not just today but tomorrow.

We can make IF happen, IF we deliver aid and IF we stop big companies dodging tax in developing countries.

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Your help during Christian Aid week would be appreciated

By helping out with Christian Aid week at Newhaven Church this year you are helping to feed the hungry. Christian Aid use the funds collected to help communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Please see Shona Adam if you are able to spare an hour during 12-18 May – your small effort will make a huge difference.  For more information please visit:

Thanks, Shona

2 thoughts on “Christian Aid Week – 12-18 May 2013. Please help!

    1. Thanks for sharing this on your website by2015america and all the best in your work on campaigning against child hunger in the US. By means of context in Scotland, unfortunately 1 in 4 children live in poverty and sadly the Institute of Fiscal Studies forecasts that, as a result of UK tax and benefit policies, there will be significant increases in child poverty in the coming years. In Scotland alone forecast trends would suggest between 50,000 and 100,000 more children will be pushed into poverty by 2020. Across the UK it is estimated that 4.7m (7.4%) of the population is currently in food poverty, and the Churches and a number of voluntary sector organisations in Scotland and across the UK have been working hard to fill that void. New Foodbanks such as those run by the Trussell Trust have been opening at the rate of three a week to try and meet demand.

      The Church of Scotland recently teamed up with the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church, and the United Reformed Church to publish a report on poverty and the misrepresentation of the poor in this country. They found that the poor are often misrepresented by the public, politicians and the media which has led to a situation where they are blamed for their poverty which helps the rest of society to avoid taking responsibility. I imagine that a lot of the rhetoric and themes will apply in the US. Further information about this report can be found on our website at: Feature from the Church of Scotland: Time for the Truth about Poverty

      “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me…” Matthew 25:35-36

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