Who we are
Commitment for Life is the world development programme of the United Reformed Church and remembers 25 years of seeking justice in 2017. 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 and have raised millions of pounds. To find out more about the programme, visit the resources page and look at the Intro Leaflet. Use the Mission/Commitment for Life/drop menu bar to find Stories from Partner countries, partner countries resources, videos, worship and much more.
At the start of this new year,
We pray for this world You love so much
That you gave Your only Son.
May His work of reconciliation be seen
In lives transformed
In situations transformed
In this and every land
So that the earth may be full
Of Your glory.
Your Kingdom come!
We are most grateful to Revd Dr Susan Durber for writing this resource. The service is designed to help you, within worship, remember Commitment for Life’s work over 25 years. The pack includes a service outline, sermon, hymn suggestions, PowerPoint for each country, brief history of Commitment for Life, 25 things you can do in 2017, stories from each country/region and a magazine article to adapt for your own circumstances.
Read all about the work of our Christian Aid partners supported through Commitment for Life.
The magazine includes a thank you letter from Loretta Minghella, Chief Executive of Christian Aid, campaign articles from Christian Aid and Global Justice Now, as well as a reflection on 'Living in community' by Amelia Sutcliffe, last year's intern. You will find the individual pages for each country/region here. The full booklet is also available here. Do order enough mini magazines for each person in your congregation so they can see the fantastic work being done.