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 Global Justice Now (formerly The World Development Movement) raising around 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.
20-26 September : World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel: Bridges not Walls
“God has broken down the dividing Wall” (Ephesians 2:14)
Join with churches across the world to pray and act for a just peace. Each year churches take time to pray and learn more about the situation in IoPt. Download this year's leaflet full of resources and ideas. For more prayer resources visit the World Council of Churches and Pax Christi
Mary Cox, from St Ives Free Church, Huntingdon, shares some thoughts on the climate lobby held in London on the 17th June. Revd Melanie Smith, Rev Mark Meatcher and members from Crowstone St Georges, Westcliff together with Barbara White, from Salisbury URC, also joined the lobby.
Image: Mary Cox
Last year’s Intern, Ian Rowe, shares some thoughts on why he fasts on the first day of every month
2015 Service outline - Committed to God's Earth
Great new resource for those planning a Commitment for Life service this year. Follow the link to find a full service outline, PowerPoint, family activities and much more.
El Salvador Resource Pack
This new pack contains stories, images, games and much more for you to use in your church. Plan a service for 2015 and share the stories and information with the congregation.
The resources were written by those who visited Christian Aid partners in El Salvador in 2014