Who we are
Commitment for Life is the world development programme of the United Reformed Church. We encourage participating churches to take action, pray and give for people across the world but especially in our four partner countries/region of Bangladesh, Central America(Honduras, Guatemala. Nicaragua and El Salvador), Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory and Zimbabwe. We work in partnership with Christian Aid and The World Development Movement raising over half a million pounds a year from contributing churches. To find out more about the programme, visit the resources page and look at the Intro Leaflet. Use the menu bar to your right to find resources and ideas to bring the programme to life in your Church.
Light for Lima
Please remember in your prayers, The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP20 or CMP10 which will be held in Lima, Peru, from December 1-12, 2014. The overarching goal of the conference is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and to limit the global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius above current levels. However the December 2015 Paris conference, which aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate is the forward focus.
Organized by 'Our Voices', Light for Lima is a global call to prayer, sent to people of all beliefs. As Christians, we yearn to bring our concerns in this area before God, who created and sustains the world. To help us offer our prayers and in thanksgiving for the faith and hope we have in Christ, Christian Concern for One World has prepared a powerpoint reflection, Advent: Light for Lima . This Powerpoint also includes actions churches can take.
December 1st World AIDS Day
We believe in the unity of the body of Christ, that we are all part of the body of Christ.
We believe in the equality and dignity of all men and women, and accept each other as equal partners in the body of Christ.
We believe that when one member of the body suffers, we all suffer and that when one member rejoices, we all rejoice.
We believe in acceptance in ourselves and of each other as we are, in the knowledge of the healing and forgiving nature of Christ in his love for the body, ever remembering Christ’s acceptance of the leper and the outcast.
We believe in our Christian responsibility, as members of the body by taking responsibility for our own lives and by accepting responsibility for the care of others.
Student Stop Aids Campaign 2010
NEW, just released. Stories from Central America
Learn more about the many issues facing those living in El Salvador today. Violence,
climate disasters and migration and tax affecting those living in the region. These stories come out
of our successful partnership visit to El Salvador in Central America this year and can be used for
services, magazines and prayer opportunities.
Stories from Bangladesh
Refresh your church's understanding of the issues facing thousands in Bangladesh with these new stories from The Christian Commission for development in Bangladesh (CCDB) and Shushilan. The stories are great for using in church magazine articles. Each story has an image to accompany it. The stories were collected by supporters on the last trip to Bangladesh.
Stories from Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory
Find new stories from people helped by the work of PARC (now called the Palestine Agricultural Development Association). These stories can be used in church magazines and to promote the work of Commitment for Life within your congregation.
Five new stories here