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What do charities like Compassion International, Send a Cow and the Leprosy Mission all have in common? They are all Christian charities that have been set up to alleviate suffering.

There are many organisations worldwide that have been started by Christians, seeking to help others and inspired by the teachings of the Bible. They were usually started to meet a need either globally, nationally or locally to show the love of God in practical ways. They may be charities like Samaritans Purse, helping those affected by humanitarian disasters; or A Rocha, who work to raise awareness of environmental issues; or the Salvation Army, who aim to help people overcome social problems such as homelessness, debt, family breakdown and isolation. Christian organisations often campaign on issues of concern, and Christians are active voices in politics lobbying for social change.

How do they operate? Often in partnership with churches and the community. Christian organisations see themselves as the Church in action and able to work on a bigger scale than just local churches or a few Christians working together. Many are funded by Christians who regularly give money to them (e.g. every month) out of their own salary. Some charities depend on volunteers giving their time to help out – for example, local food banks are staffed by Christians who give an evening or two a week for free. Christians see giving time and money as a way of worshipping and pleasing God.

In this section, you will find that there are many reasons why organisations with a Christian ethos develop, and that there are many interesting and creative responses to social needs coming from religious groups. Why not start by finding out about the work of Tearfund? Or discover what’s special about a Traidcraft shop?

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True Freedom Trust

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What should the Church’s response be to those who face issues related to sexuality? Why is it important for the Church to offer support to all people regardless of their sexuality? TfT is a Christian charity that provides confidential support to Christian men and women […]

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The Naked Truth Project – A Christian Charity’s response to a social issue

How do you cope with addiction?

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What is a Christian response to addiction? In his letter to the Christians in Galatia Saint Paul wrote: It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. This […]

Tearfund – Christian Charity

What is Tearfund's vision and purpose?

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Tearfund – Christian Charity

What is Tearfund's vision and purpose?

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Tearfund claims that it is passionate about ending poverty and according to their website they are ‘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 […]

Faith and Football

What positive impact can football have on society?

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Faith and Football

What positive impact can football have on society?

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Faith and Football is a Christian Charity working in Portsmouth, Plymouth, Barnsley and Farnborough. As a charity they work with a number of professional footballers including Linvoy Primus, Darren Moore, Rory Fallon and Bobby Hassell to be positive role models in their respective communities. In […]

Spring Harvest

What happens at one of the world's largest Christian celebrations?

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Spring Harvest

What happens at one of the world's largest Christian celebrations?

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Spring Harvest began life at Easter 1979 North Wales. Around 2700 Christians attended from varying church backgrounds. It was a week of “modern-style worship”, Bible teaching and workshops about the relevance of Christian faith to everyday life. The event has taken place every year since […]

Compassion International

What motivates a Christian to fight against poverty?

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Compassion International

What motivates a Christian to fight against poverty?

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Wess Stafford a President and CEO of Compassion International and an advocate for children. Stafford is the author of two books, Too Small to Ignore and Just a Minute as well as the host of the daily national radio feature, Speak Up With Compassion®. Compassion […]

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How is the work of George Müller continued today?

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Müllers

How is the work of George Müller continued today?

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George Müller was born in Prussia on the 27th September 1805. Müller’s early life was marked with trouble – at the age of 16 he ended up in prison for non payment of bills. This however all changed when at the age of 20 Müller became a […]

Pray for Schools

What does this organisation do?

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Pray for Schools

What does this organisation do?

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What is the Pray for Schools vision? To bring together people from local churches and those involved in education – parents, pupils, teachers, meals supervisors, Governors and anyone else with a heart for young people – to pray strategically for schools in their area and […]

Glasgow City Mission

When a person's world falls apart where can they find help?

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Glasgow City Mission

When a person's world falls apart where can they find help?

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Glasgow City Mission is the world’s first City Mission. Since 1826, it has been showing Christian care to vulnerable adults and children by fighting against poverty and disadvantage in Glasgow. At the heart of Glasgow City Mission is a holistic approach to caring for the […]

Christians in Sport

What does it mean to be part of Christians in Sport?

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Christians in Sport

Christians in Sport

What does it mean to be part of Christians in Sport?

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Linvoy Primus, a former professional footballer, began his professional career at Charlton Athletic. Linvoy then moved to Barnet and finally to Portsmouth. It was whilst at Portsmouth that Linvoy became a Christian. Part of Linvoy’s work now includes involvement with Christians in Sport where he supports professional footballers. […]