Watching a tragedy from afar can leave you feeling helpless. But the facilities of the 'instant media' era are not just voyeuristic - they can make a vital difference - securing information, soliciting donations and assisting prompt and better targeted responses from NGOs and international bodies.
The mission of Christians requires humility as well as the bravery to make committed decisions, according to former Christian Aid director Michael Taylor. He was speaking at the annual conference of the Student Christian Movement.
This Autumn, Christian Aid is launching two major new cycling events, the London – Luxembourg Challenge and The Jurassic Coast Challenge, to raise money and awareness in the struggle against global poverty.