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.
British government plans to promote a new treaty allowing developing countries to share tax information held by rich countries are extremely welcome, says an influential UK-based churches' international development agency.
The attempt to draw members of the Taliban into the political process in Afghanistan is a welcome step, but long overdue, the international development agency Christian Aid says. Popular participation is also needed.
While Haitians were recovering from a 6.1 aftershock a week after the massive 7.0 earthquake that has devastated the country, news came through that the aid effort is becoming more effective, though significant problems remain.