Christian Solidarity Worldwide is our Mission of the Month for November. If you would like to make a donation online for this charity, please click this link to go to our ‘Give a Little’ donation page, where you can opt to give gift aid if you wish.
During November, cash donations can also be given for this charity to Churchwardens Graham or Mary Whalley, or you can donate through the card machine at the back of the church.
All donations made will be forwarded to Christian Solidarity Worldwide at the end of the month.
Here is a summary of their mission taken from their website:
Our vision is a world free from religious persecution, where everyone can practise a religion or belief of their choice.
The right to freedom of religion or belief is also known as the ‘first freedom’ given to humanity by God. It’s a touchstone human right, often serving as a ‘litmus test’ for whether other rights are at risk of being abused
It’s a right we must protect, defend and restore.
CSW seeks to challenge and change the laws, behaviours and policies which lead to abuses of the right to freedom of religion and belief. We have over three decades of experience advocating for freedom of religion or belief around the world.
We gather evidence and document abuses
Our teams regularly visit the countries we’re working on to gather first-hand evidence of violations of the right to freedom of religion or belief. Our research and analysis is used by politicians, policy-makers and international institutions around the world.
We regularly provide decision-makers in the UK parliament, United Nations, European Union and US Congress with accurate reports on freedom of religion or belief around the world.
We train, equip and empower
We believe that to bring lasting change we must work with activists, journalists, religious leaders and partner NGOs in the countries on which we focus.
It’s a priority for us to build and equip networks of partners and communities, empowering them to become advocates for justice.
We have Christian values at our heart
As an organisation we are proud of our Christian heritage, identity and values: They are the foundations in all we do. This means that we believe in the power of prayer to transform situations, and we encourage our supporters to join us in praying for the cases and issues we work on.
For more information on Christian Solidarity Worldwide, here is a link to their Website.