Glasgow Cathedral will host a major Christian Aid Week service at 6.30pm on Sunday 17 May. Dr Daleep Mukarji, director of the British-based international NGO, will preach. The service will include stories and prayers for justice for the world’s poor.
The Cathedral is a major landmark for Presbyterianism in Scotland.
Dr Mukarji said: "We value the prayers, actions and support of many in the Church of Scotland. We are their agency and over the years have really made a difference for people in developing countries. Christian Aid Week gives an opportunity to witness the Gospel that must be good news for the poor."
Dr Laurence Whitley, minister of Glasgow Cathedral commented: "No organisation is more respected than Christian Aid. We in Scotland have a proud record of our support for its work and so are especially delighted to have the opportunity to hear and meet with Dr Mukarji. The Director’s visit will enable us all to learn how our fund-raising efforts do have an impact for good and yet how much there is still to be done in the world."
Christian Aid Week is the UK’s longest running door to door fundraising week. Three hundred thousand volunteers are preparing to deliver over three million red envelopes across the UK from 10 -16 May. Last year, over £2 million was raised in Scotland.
The money goes directly to Christian Aid’s partner organisations, who work with people of all faiths and none, to help themselves out of poverty and to speak out against injustice.
Glasgow Cathedral has long been a supporter of Christian Aid.
Members of the Cathedral Choir, accompanied by its Director of Music, John Turner, will also hold a fundraising concert for the charity on Thursday 21 May at 7.30pm.