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Christian Aid Week focuses on vital fundraising for the global work of the UK-based churches' international development agency, and its many indigenous partners across several continents.
But there are also significant opportunities for raising awareness of key concerns - such as food, commodities, population and poverty.
A new report calls on policy-makers to investigate why food price rises have in recent years begun to mirror the level of investment in food futures.
Poor people in mineral-rich developing countries are missing out on the benefits of higher commodity prices while large transnational oil and mining corporations make record profits, a new report says.