Christian Aid faces a huge dilemma this year. For decades it has relied on the generous donations of the general public to fund its overseas aid and development programmes aimed at alleviatting poverty and addressing crisis situations. Last year the total raised was in excess of 8 million pounds and engaged aboout 57,000 volunteers. This year due to Covid-19, there are no door-to-door collections but we are still being encouraged to donate. This year the focus in on Kenya, which is experiencing its worst drought in living memory, and now has Coronavirus to contend with too The prospect is extremely worrying. What were we all told to do to combat Coronavirus? "Wash your hnds". Well, that's not difficult if you have soap and water. Christian Aid is helping Kenyan's to build water traps and dams, without which many will die from a basic lack of water and hygiene. We remember from Holy Week how Pontious Pilate could not find any fault in Jesus he "washed his hands" claiming to be "innocent of this man's blood" (Matt 27:24). Please let's not "wash our hands" of the plight of our Kenyan brothers and sisters. If you can, please donate a little something of Christian Aid this year. There is also an online petition calling for the government to cancel the debt of some of the poorest countries to help them survive.
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Speaker Ken Pye
Ken Pye FRSA is Managing Director of Discover Liverpool. He has expert knowledge of the Liverpool City Region, and speaks with credibility, insight, and passion about his subject. Tonight he describes how the original tiny hamlet, on the banks of the ancient Pool, went on to be the home of the world’s first wet dock, canals, railways, and scheduled transport liners- as well as much more. He tells how the medieval town grew to become the social and commercial “crossroads of the world” during the 18th, 19th & 20th centuries, and how it took its place as the greatest port and city in the British Empire. He then explains how, after WWII Liverpool collapsed into near bankruptcy, catastrophic industrial unrest, political militancy, and total social breakdown, and a time when it was almost written off by the Government and left to die. But the story of Liverpool then becomes one of amazing rebirth, and of its triumphant success as a European Capital of Culture and a World Heritage City and Port. Liverpool is now regarded as being “the friendliest and most exciting city in Britain”
Geoff Pilkington Nurturing Nature, Warrington
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