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(Credit: Christian Aid/Adam Haggerty)

Commitment for Life

We are the United Reformed Church’s global justice programme. Our goal is to enable you, the local congregation, to make global justice a core foundation of your mission. We offer resources to facilitate prayer, advocacy, and effective action for the most vulnerable people in the world. We work in partnership with Christian Aid and Global Justice Now!

What it involves

Commitment for Life links your church to a choice of three regions globally:

  • Bangladesh
  • Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory
  • Zimbabwe

Your congregation can opt to receive resources based on the region, such as the bi-monthly Moving Stories, yearly Prayer Partners, posters, updates, interesting videos, opportunities to make contributions, and services of worship.

75% of any money raised goes to support Christian Aid partners in the three regions as unrestricted funding. 5% goes to Global Justice Now! And 20% is retained by Commitment for Life for education, resourcing, grants, and administration.

For more information

Email: suzanne.pearson@urc.org.uk

Write to: Commitment for Life, 86 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RT

Call: 020 7916 8638

Resources for your congregation

The following resources are available: posters, mini-mags, Prayer Partners, promotional items (like Commitment for Life trolly coin keyrings), collection envelopes, collection boxes, etc.

Download and complete this order form, and email or post to Suzanne Pearson.

Downloadable resources

Bangladesh

Use the resources below to encourage your congregation to consider contributing to the Commitment for Life scheme.

Poster

Country updates

Moving stories

More stories

Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory

The latest report on inequality in Palestine and Israel, authored by Christian Aid’s William Bell, can be found here:

Watch a video of William Bell discussing ‘Where is Palestine?’:

Use the resources below to encourage your congregation to consider contributing to the Commitment for Life scheme.

Poster

Country updates

Moving stories

More stories

Zimbabwe

Use the resources below to encourage your congregation to consider contributing to the Commitment for Life scheme.

Poster

Country updates

Moving stories

More stories

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