Thousands of volunteers across the country have been involved in raising funds and awareness for the annual Christian Aid Week (10-16 May), the UK’s longest running fundraising week, investing in global justice and anti-poverty action.
The Micah Challenge coalition in Australia has welcomed the government’s continued commitment to overseas development in the 2009-10 aid budget announced on 13 May, but says that there is a long way to go in securing justice for the poor.
Fundamental reforms are urgently needed at the British government-owned investment company, CDC Group plc, which is supposed to reduce global poverty, UK-based international development agency Christian Aid says today.
Our need to get out there and demonstrate against a corrupted world, says Brian Draper, needs to translate into a set of positive commitments and actions that speak for what we are for as well as what we are against.
The Put People First demonstration in London on 28 March, ahead of the G20 meeting was a showcase of political, environmental and economic idealism, says Hannah Kowszun. But are such marches mirroring too much of what they decry?