Commitment for Life


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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 and order form. Use the Mission/Commitment for Life/drop menu bar to find Stories from Partner countries, partner countries resources,  videos, worship and much more.



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2017/18 Resources  Magazine and posters 

The new magazine and posters are on their way to churches across the three nations. Filled with stories and images from our four partner countries the magazine is a great resource to share with congregations. Order yours now (see link above for order form). The magaine also gives you up to date campaign actions, Bible reflection and  the last thank you letter from Christian Aid CEP, Loretta Mingella.  

The whole magazine can be downloaded as a pdf here.
To download your particular countries pages click here








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Commit25 is a selection of prayers, art work, memories and reflections on 25 years of Commitment for Life. Read  Revd John Marsh's thoughts on a Commitment for Life trip. Read how, by seeing for himself, a young man changed the way he saw life.










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A long term commitment
As part of our 25th year special events and resources, a group of Commitment for Life supporters visited Christian Aid partners in Zimbabwe in May. It was an inspiring and informative visit. A blog of the trip is  available to give you a flavour of what was experienced. Stories and videos will appear throughout the rest of the year. See The Revd Ruth Whitehead's reflection on the trip for the URC website.

Read stories of  inspirational people we met on the trip

NEW See a short video of the trip  and how your money is used to enhance the lives of many.


Commitment Changes Lives - Worship Pack 2017

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. 

Thanks to Dominic Grant and  Trinity Wimbledon for the image



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