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We want to see society changed

For decades now, we have worked alongside vulnerable communities to bring their needs and concerns before those who have the power to change their situation. We consider it part of our biblical mandate as Christians to make the voices of those on the margins heard.

So we equip and support communities to ensure that their priorities are brought to the table so that decision makers, whether at local planning meetings or international summits, can act upon them. We use advocacy and influence – with the church, government and the private sector – to challenge injustice and demand change, and we help our partners to do the same.

We inspire Christians in the UK and globally to campaign, pray and live out the change they want to see more widely, including through the international Renew Our World movement that we helped establish. Engaging the church with issues such as the climate crisis and its impact on the poorest communities is key to our work.

We leverage the church’s reach and influence to amplify the voices of more vulnerable communities through our networks and advocacy movements. By working with local churches, we ensure that changes in policy, systems and theological thinking translate into change at community level.

This year we are celebrating

 What we learnt

By targeting our policy reports at the media and including testimony from those directly affected by emergencies, we could put more pressure on decision makers and achieve much greater impact.We and our partners have had to learn to be agile in responding to the increasing inequality of Covid-19 vaccine distribution, because of the adverse effect this has had on the world’s poorest people.

We know we can go further

The G7 and COP26 made some significant progress in tackling climate change, but commitments made did not go far enough. Continuing and scaling up our advocacy
efforts, alongside many other charities, movements and allies, will be important in the next few years.

Going forward in 2022/23, we aim to: 

  • Grow a movement of Christians in the UK and global church to help ensure the 2022 African COP delivers financial support to communities hit hardest by the climate crisis
  • Work with multinational companies so that they commit to implement policies that will improve the livelihoods of waste pickers and uphold their human rights
  • Scale up advocacy and influencing across our work on Fragile States and CCT

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