A couple of weeks ago I was in a conversation with a BBC producer discussing faith schools and their admissions policies. We talked about the possibility of my appearance on BBC1’s Sunday Morning Live to debate the subject. In the end it didn’t… Read More ›
Guest post: Christian Aid give their take on the fallout over Oxfam’s ‘perfect storm’ poster
Yesterday I blogged about Oxfam’s ‘Perfect Storm’ poster on poverty in the UK that has led to them being accused of party political bias. In response Laura Taylor, Head of Advocacy at Christian Aid has written this guest post giving her take… Read More ›
#savemeriam – Meriam Ibrahim’s willingness to die for her faith puts us to shame
Just for a moment, do your best to imagine this scenario: You’ve been brought up as a Christian in a Christian home and have accepted this faith as your own. This is not a nominal faith; you have chosen to… Read More ›
Corruption… It’s complicated but we are all implicated
Today’s guest post is by the Rev. Joel Edwards on behalf of the EXPOSED Campaign. Joel is the International Director for Micah Challenge, a global Christian response to extreme poverty. Prior to his role within Micah Challenge, he was General… Read More ›
Child sex tourism and human trafficking – it’s time to Stop It Together
Today’s guest writer is Terry Tennens who has served as founding Executive Director of International Justice Mission (IJM) UK since 2006. IJM is a Christian organisation with branches around the globe that secures justice around the for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation… Read More ›
309,195 signatures – Christians want to be catalysts for peace and reconciliation in Syria
On International Human Rights Day, as the world mourned a great champion of freedom, justice and reconciliation, Open Doors, an international charity supporting persecuted Christians worldwide, spoke up for Christians in Syria, presenting a petition signed by 309,195 people from… Read More ›
Turning up the volume for Syrian Christians
Today’s UN report on the devastating effects of the Syrian war on a generation of children is yet another reminder of the horrors of the situation. Millions in Syria have become casualties of the conflict over the last two and… Read More ›
36% of children don’t know whose birthday is celebrated at Christmas-time for an advertising campaign?
I’m not really in the mood for Christmas yet, but thanks to ChurchAds.net launching their new Christmas advertising campaign this week I’ve ended up thinking about it a bit too much over the last couple of days. Their Christmas starts… Read More ›
The Common Good, Church and Politics – an evening spent with Jim Wallis
To describe Jim Wallis as an interesting person would be a big understatement. Wallis is one of the most influential people on the international political circuit and especially in the United States. Wallis is an evangelical Christian and political activist,… Read More ›
Was Enough Food for Everyone IF worth the effort?
It’s now a week since the G8 summit took place in Northern Ireland. The dust has had time to settle and we’re at the point where initial assessments of the successes and failures have begun to roll in. For those… Read More ›
Tales from the #BigIF
Saturday was a great day for the Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign. The sun was shining and people came out in force. The events were covered by the media and issues were raised and reinforced by a host of… Read More ›
Pray for the possible, and share what you have
It’s the Big IF London today. I’ll be there and will be reporting back afterwards. In the meantime please watch this wonderful video from 24-7 Prayer and World Vision and then think about what you can do to respond.
How to end world hunger by 2025
Given that we are now well into Christian Aid Week, it seems only right that I give Christian Aid’s new report released today a plug. Who pays the price? Hunger: the hidden cost of tax injustice is another reminder that we have the power… Read More ›
Where will you be on June 8th?
The G8 – 10 days, 3 summits, 1 cause. In June, the world’s most powerful leaders meet in the UK at the G8 summit. Global hunger is on the agenda. The 170+ charities and organisations who have come together… Read More ›
David Cameron urged to put tax at heart of new plan to tackle global poverty
Today’s press release from Christian Aid highlights the need for governments to coordinate their actions when it comes to tax avoidance. There’s been plenty of talk over the last few months about the way companies such as Starbucks and Amazon are resisting… Read More ›
If the G8 leaders were children, what would they care about?
This nifty little video from Enough Food For Everyone IF has been released today asking whether eradicating extreme hunger around the world is really such an impossible task. After all, the fact is that the world does produce enough food for everyone. If… Read More ›
Nudge – Tearfund’s new campaigning app – a brief review
Time for a quick review of the new app from Tearfund released this week. Nudge is the sort of thing that I’ve been hoping we’d see for a while now. Tearfund like other NGOs takes lobbying and campaigning seriously, but… Read More ›
Become a mini-marcher and join Fairtrade Fortnight’s new campaign
Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 (25 Feb – 10 Mar) has now begun! This year we’re being asked to sign Fairtrade’s petition to tell David Cameron to champion a better deal for the world’s smallholder farmers when the UK hosts the G8 summit… Read More ›
This is our chance to change the world
Sometimes when I’m praying to God about the big things in life, at the back of my mind even though I have complete faith that He can do anything, I struggle to believe that some problems will ever go away even if… Read More ›