Lifestyle - All

Ekklesia is not just a think-tank, but also a 'do-tank.' Here you can find a range of ideas on how to make your lifestyle greener, shop ethically, live more simply or take action on a range of justice and environmental issues.
27 May 2009

Give a donkey as a charity gift

Poor families often have to walk miles to gather water and food. Food, when it can be grown, also has to be taken to market to be sold. This can be a very time- and energy-consuming job. Children are often required to help with these household tasks. Having to work for the family means that many children miss out on school. _________________________________________
27 May 2009

Give the gift of water

The gap between standards in the developed world and the less developed world is stark: in one flush of a toilet, we in the West use more water than most Africans would in the course of an entire day. _________________________________________
27 May 2009

Bishop in toilet call

The Rt Rev George Katwesigye, the Bishop of Kigezi in Uganda, as challenged government donors to be more ‘faith literate’ and to release the largely untapped potential of the local church in tackling the sanitation crisis in the world’s poorest countries. _________________________________________
27 May 2009

Brit joins Christian Peacemaker Team delegation to Israel/Palestine

A 30-year-old charity worker from North London is travelling to the Middle East as part of a delegation of peace activists from Christian Peacemaker Teams. _________________________________________
26 May 2009

Support fair trade diamonds and gold

Guard at an illegal diamond mine in Angola

Civil wars in countries such as Angola, Sierra Leone and the Congo have often been funded by the sale of ‘conflict diamonds’. _________________________________________
26 May 2009

Join the Adidas women’s challenge fun run

Would you like to support cancer research UK? Why not enter the Adidas Women’s 5k Challenge fun run? _________________________________________
26 May 2009

Help start a business and kick-start an economy!

The best charity gifts help develop the independence and sustainability of struggling economies. In the hands of local people, a small business can be a powerful weapon in the fight against poverty. _________________________________________
26 May 2009

Give a charity gift to support women in the developing world

Even when the law is not a direct disadvantage to them, it often fails to ensure basic human rights for women. _________________________________________
26 May 2009

Bicycle Charity Gift – Education and Healthcare by Pedal Power!

A bike from Christian Aid

If a country cannot educate or medicate its people, it doesn’t have much chance of putting an end to poverty. Whilst it is important for countries to receive aid for the building of these facilities, there is another short-term solution. _________________________________________
26 May 2009

Sports charity gifts – give the gift of play

Few recognise how important play can be – particularly a team sport such as football. This has all changed since the major charities set up charity gift schemes. _________________________________________