Christian Aid is an international development organization, founded in 1945 when Christians wanted to offer relief and reconciliation in post-war Europe. Its work is founded on Christian faith, inspired by hope, and acts to change an unjust world through charity.
The organization’s essential purpose is to: expose the scandal of poverty, help in practical ways to root it out from the world, challenge and change structures and systems that favour the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalised.
For many years Christian Aid has worked with partners of all faiths in Africa, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. The organization engages and serves churches, supporters, volunteers and the wider community to strengthen the movement to eradicate poverty and social injustice.
The Economic Justice Network is glad to have a partnership with Christian Aid. What contributes to the success of our partnership is the common end goal that we both share, which is to end poverty and the struggle for justice (economic and social). Furthermore, EJN and Christian Aid have two similar project areas: Trade Justice and issues around Climate Change. This has allowed both parties to have a consistent and long term partnership. As a result, Christian Aid is one of EJN’s core funders.
Over the years of our partnership, Christian Aid has proven its commitment to putting the human life first. The organization has certainly taken the side of the poor and marginalised people who struggle to realise their civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. EJN and Christian Aid continue to speak out and act with conviction to challenge and change the systems that create poverty. Working together has been based on the spirit of cooperation and partnership.