International Development - UK Engagement

published on 15 Sep 2015

Students at West Midlands Summer School using paper chains to pray for their local and global neighbours Over the past year the International Development UK Engagement team have travelled length and breadth of the country to deliver talks and workshops to a variety of Salvation Army groups, from Home Leagues to Summer Schools and youth groups to Sunday services. Through these opportunities they have been able to engage hundreds of people, of all ages, with the issues of poverty and injustice

Through discussion and activities, their interactive workshops encouraged participants to consider the question, 'What is Poverty?' and unpack how and why poverty exists. They explored how The Salvation Army is responding internationally and how we, as individuals, can make lifestyle choices that will positively impact the world around us.

They have loved seeing the impact these face-to-face sessions have had and its been wonderful to witness people get fired up to tackle issues of injustice with us as a result of what they have learnt. They have seen young people run marathons, lead assemblies and take the Live Below the Line challenge having been inspired to take action during one of our sessions.

It has been a privilege to be able to share about the work we are involved in globally and express our thanks to those around the UK who support us financially, through awareness raising and prayer.

If you would like The Salvation Army International Development UK to visit your corps (church) or group, please email them at id@salvationarmy.org.uk or call them at 020 7367 4777.

Find out more about their work here