Leading Christian international development charities have condemned UK Government plans to cut overseas aid from the pledged 0.7% of Gross National Income.
Christian Aid Scotland head and Eco-Congregation Scotland trustee Sally Foster-Fulton joined Rev Susan Brown, Church of Scotland Faith Impact Forum convener, in “Life and Work” to criticise the announcement by Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
Hundreds of churches across the country are supporting Christian Aid this first Sunday of Advent, singing or sharing ‘When Out of Poverty is Born‘, with collective worship in hope and solidarity for the world’s poorest.
SCIAF (Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund) urges us to take action now, contacting our MPs and tweeting messages for the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Foreign Secretary.
Tearfund Scotland said the cut “couldn’t have come at a worse time for people living in poverty”, asking us to please pray for vulnerable communities pushed to the brink of survival every day.
Please support our aid charities – and key partners of Eco-Congregation Scotland – in campaigning and praying for this vital support to continue, maintaining our global connections to address climate justice.