USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel) is a Christian charity working in partnership with Anglican churches around the world. Together, we work alongside local communities to improve health, put children in school, tackle discrimination, nurture leaders, give a voice to women, and much more. We were founded in 1701. Our website has more information www.uspg.org.uk/
Tearfund are Christians passionate about ending poverty.
We're following Jesus where need is greatest, working through local churches to unlock people's potential and helping them to discover that the answer to poverty is within themselves. When disasters strike, we respond quickly. We won't stop until poverty stops.
Please visit the Tearfund website for more information.
A Rocha UK is a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world, both as a response to the biblical mandate to care for the earth, and as a demonstration of the Christian hope for God's world.
Visit their website at www.arocha.org.uk
Eco-Church is A Rocha UK's award scheme for churches, to help you care for God's earth. With a free, unique online survey and state-of-the-art resources, Eco-Church is designed to help your church express your care for God's world in your worship and teaching; in how you look after your building and land; in how you engage with your local community and in global campaigns, and in the personal lifestyles of your congregation. Eco Church is run in partnership with the Church of England, Christian Aid, the Methodist Church, Tearfund and a host of other supporting organisations.
Find out more at www.ecochurch.org.
Church Mission Society (CMS) is a community of people in mission who want the world to know Jesus. Founded in 1799 in the crucible of the anti-slavery movement, CMS has some 350 people currently serving through our mission programmes internationally, sharing Jesus and changing lives in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. The 2,500 members of the CMS mission community aspire to live a life shaped by God’s mission wherever they are.
Quaker Peace & Social Witness.
Quaker Peace & Social Witness is a hub for local and national Quaker action for peace and justice and is committed to nonviolent social change. All our work strives to reflect and express Quaker testimonies to peace and nonviolence, simplicity, equality and community, and truth and integrity. We support Quaker witness in local communities and represent Quakers at a national level to parliament, government and the general public.
QPSW aims to respond adventurously to leadings of the Spirit in our work for peace and social witness.
Quakers in Britain have committed to take action to build low-carbon, sustainable communities and to work together with others of goodwill to achieve a better economic system. QPSW work supports Quakers to do this.
The climate coalition is formed of over 100 member organisations and more than 15 million people across the UK. They run a campaign called For the Love Of, where groups and individuals come together to remember the things they love that will be affected by climate change. Part of this is an annual mass lobby, Speak Up Week of Action, which Hope for the Future are involved in as part of the steering committee.
Pray and fast for the climate
We’re a movement of Christians praying and fasting on the 1st of each month for a meaningful and just global climate agreement at the UN climate talks.
We started off in the UK, but now include people from Australia, Canada, Europe and the US. And we hope to grow more – recently the Anglican Communion Bishops’ statement on the environment suggested that all Anglicans worldwide pray and fast on the 1st of the month!
We are an agency of 41 sponsoring church denominations across Britain and Ireland and are mandated to work on relief, development and advocacy for poverty eradication. Christian Aid’s work is founded on the Christian faith, inspired by hope, and acts to change an unjust world through charity – a practical love and care for our neighbours.
Christian Aid has been campaigning for strong action to tackle climate change for a number of years, and you can find out more on our website www.christianaid.org.uk/climate
Many of us are already taking steps to reduce our carbon footprints. However, we all need to heat our homes, travel and eat, and as a result will generate unavoidable carbon emissions.
Climate Stewards is a Christian carbon offsetting charity and invites individuals, churches, charities and businesses to ‘reduce what you can and offset what you can’t’. By providing a means to do this, we believe people are empowered to start taking control of their carbon footprint, and to feel that they are part of the solution as well as the problem.
Our partners choose to offset their carbon emissions for various reasons, but many organisations see it as reflection of their desire to be good stewards of the environment, as well as to meet CSR responsibilities or work towards becoming carbon neutral. Through our web-based calculator, organisations and individuals can offset any combination of flights, car and train travel, heat and power and other carbon emissions.
Partnering with A Rocha Ghana, we work with schools and local communities to plant indigenous trees. These not only lock up carbon, but improve livelihoods through agro-forestry and sustainable forest products, and restore local biodiversity as new forest areas are created.
You can find out more about their work and the triple benefits it brings at www.climatestewards.org
Green Christian believe in a gospel for all creation.
We are a community of ordinary Christians who seek to:
- let loose hope in this damaged, exploited and unjust world
- pioneer practical discipleship in shared prayer, struggle and action
- empower agents of change in churches and the green movement
We walk alongside those of faith and no faith.
Our website had more information - www.greenchristian.org.uk/
The Iona Community is a dispersed Christian ecumenical community working for peace and social justice, rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship. We are an ecumenical Christian community of men and women from different walks of life and different traditions in the Church engaged together, and with people of goodwill across the world, in acting, reflecting and praying for justice, peace and the integrity of creation; convinced that the inclusive community we seek must be embodied in the community we practise. Please visit Iona Community for more information.