Christian Aid Gatherings

The team at Christian Aid Scotland would like to invite you and your Christian Aid community to join them at the Gatherings 2019.

Join staff and supporters at a venue near you and find out how we can give, act and pray together in 2019.

Jeanne Kamara, Christian Aid’s country manager in Sierra Leone, will join us to celebrate how her team is transforming people’s lives by standing up to poverty and injustice.

You’ll also get the chance to learn more about Christian Aid’s key issues and how the money you raise is spent.

Tuesday 26 February 2019 – 10.00am – 1.00pm
St John’s Episcopal Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ

Friday 1 March 2019 – 10.00am – 1.00pm
Wheatley House, 25 Cochrane Street, Glasgow, G1 1HL

(with other Gathering dates in Aberdeen and Inverness)

More details on the Christian Aid Scotland Facebook page.

Moderator’s New Year message

“Dream with me of a world where children do not go to bed hungry or in fear; where the lonely and the elderly are cared for with dignity and respect; where the poor and vulnerable are not the prey of those with few scruples. Dream with me of a world where we can live in peace, respectful of one another’s beliefs.”

The words are those of the Moderator of the General Assembly in her New Year Message for 2014. Read the full text here.

Christian Aid Week 12-18 May 2013

This is the new TV advert for Christian Aid Week 2013, which takes place from 12-18 May. It tells the story of poverty – and how to overcome it. It doesn’t feature actors and this isn’t a film set. It’s a real community and a real story of hope, self-sufficiency and the power of possibility. This is what our donations to Christian Aid can achieve in poor communities around the world.

Enough Food IF campaign

The world produces enough food for everyone, but not everyone has enough food. We can change this in 2013. IF we act together, we can make this year the beginning of the end for global hunger.

Nearly one billion people go to bed hungry every night and two million children die from malnutrition every year. We’ve made progress in other areas, but hunger is still the great scandal of our age. All around the world, even in the UK, people are struggling to feed their families.

In 2013, the UK Government has promised to provide 0.7 per cent of national income for aid and to host a Hunger Summit. We must make sure they keep these promises. We want our leaders to act on the four big issues that mean so many people do not get enough food: Aid, Tax, Land and Transparency. Find out more, and get involved, from the Church of Scotland website.

Enough Food For Everyone IF

The world produces enough food for everyone, but not everyone has enough food.

We can change this in 2013. IF we act together, we can make this year the beginning of the end for global hunger.

In 2013 our government has promised to increase life-saving aid to poor countries to 0.7% of national income. We have to hold them to this promise. In 2013 the UK is also chairing the G8 summit- bringing together leaders of the world’s richest countries. If we put them under enough pressure, G8 leaders can act to tackle hunger and its causes. It is a huge opportunity. We must take it.

Find out more at

Abronhill Shoe Box Appeal for the Homeless

Abronhill Church is collecting items in shoe boxes for distribution to the homeless in Glasgow through ‘Loaves and Fishes’. If you would like to help with this please hand your shoeboxes into Church by 2nd December. Dennis and Cathy from Loaves and Fishes will be at the morning service on that Sunday to take our donations. Please make sure your box is labelled for male/female adult, boy/girl or baby. Please put the approximate age on it also. If you are unable to fill a box, donations of small gifts like shower gel, shampoo etc. will be greatly appreciated.

All Aboard for Tax Justice

Christian Aid & Church Action on Poverty Tax Justice Tour 2012This autumn, Christian Aid and Church Action on Poverty are joining forces to take the campaign for Tax Justice on the road, with a seven-week Tax Justice Bus Tour.
Their bright red London bus will be touring the length and breadth of Britain and Ireland, to promote the simple message:  it’s time for Tax Justice for the poorest communities at home and globally.
In an age of austerity and spending cuts, tax avoidance is morally unacceptable: tax dodging costs lives. It effectively amounts to robbing the poor – in the UK and in poor countries – of the money that should be spent on education, health and welfare.

The Tax Justice Bus will be in Glasgow’s George Square on Tuesday 2 October with Story-telling events from 1.30pm.

Continue reading “All Aboard for Tax Justice”