Our world has an urgent rubbish problem, 2 billion people have no safe way to dispose of rubbish. They are forced to live and work among piles of waste, which is making them sick, releasing toxic fumes, flooding communities and causing up to a million deaths each year. Take action for Plastic Free July by playing the Rubbish Bin-go. With 16 plastic-reducing challenges to try it's a great way to take small steps to respond to the rubbish problem, which is harming our global neighbours. You could do the challenges as a congregation and see how many you can tick off together.
What’s coming up
Find out about Tearfund’s upcoming church resources and events to help you plan for the year ahead
01 Jul 2023 Plastic Free July
13 Jul 2023 Annual Resource
Help Tearfund bring life-changing Church and Community Transformation training to communities around the world with our new church resource. You'll meet Rene and Odile from Ivory Coast and hear how they realised their God-given potential, completely transforming their lives thanks to Tearfund's biblical training. Our resource is packed with a service guide, prayer points, children’s resources and much more. Click here to find out more.
07 Oct 2023 The Big Quiz Night
Looking for an evening of giant, poverty-beating, community-building fun? You’ve found it! This October churches and groups from every corner of the UK will take part in Tearfund’s Big Quiz Night – and you can be part of it. Click here to find out more or to sign up and host your own Big Quiz Night. Resources are also available in Welsh.
30 Oct 2023 Week of Prayer and Action
Our world has an urgent rubbish problem, 2 billion people have no safe way to dispose of rubbish, and it’s people in poverty who are suffering the worst impacts of this rubbish problem. In March 2022, world leaders agreed to work together on the first ever international agreement to address plastic pollution. The third round of negotiations takes place in 13 - 17 November 2023, ahead of that Tearfund is organising a Rubbish Campaign Week of Prayer and Action to pray for the talks. Resources will be coming soon, find out more about the Rubbish Campaign here.
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