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St Paul's supports Christian Aid Week 2012
09 May 2012
With Christian Aid Week upon us, St Paul's is backing the work of Christian Aid in the fight to eradicate poverty and injustice in our world.
Christian Aid Week is Britain’s longest-running fundraising week and has been a firm fixture in the calendar of many thousands of people each year since 1957. It is famous for the distinctive envelope that drops through the letterboxes of millions of homes each May – and for the massive impact that the week has made in the fight to end the scandal of poverty around the world.
Christian Aid works with local organisations around the world to help poor communities find solutions to the problems they face and give them the support they need to make these changes.
Mary Samuels, for instance, lives in a remote part of Sierra Leone where hunger was once a constant threat. With support from Christian Aid partner the Methodist Church of Sierra Leone, Mary and members of her community are raising their voices to bring change and are being given the tools needed to help themselves out of poverty. Hoes and farming knives are simple tools, but these basic implements are being used to bring about long-lasting change and an end to poverty.
St Paul’s Cathedral is pleased and proud to support Christian Aid week and encourages you to join us. We hope and pray that Christian Aid Week will be successful in alerting the world to the changes that must be made to many people’s lives in our world and celebrate Christian Aid’s vital and practical contribution to that change.
A collection box will be placed in the south-west aisle of the Cathedral during Christian Aid Week and prayers will be said
each day at our services. Information on Christian Aid can be found at the Friends’ desk at the west end of the cathedral.
A Prayer for an end to poverty: