From the Revd Daniel Njuguna
Sir, - The testimony of Anne Booth-Clibborn about Christian Aid
(Comment, 8 May) is
inspired and inspiring.
As a Kenyan, I have witnessed at first hand the transformation
of many lives in Kenya through projects sponsored by Christian Aid,
addressing needs such as sanitation, environment, conservation,
education, and many more. Now that I live on the other side of the
globe, I am privileged to give to Christian Aid.
The complexities of some of the problems faced by society in the
UK and other parts of the world clearly indicate that they cannot
be solved by firing a silver bullet. The story of Christian Aid,
however, bears testimony that a great deal can be achieved when
Christians (Churches) speak with one voice and act with
As Mrs Booth-Clibborn recounts, 70 years ago Churches in Britain
came together, in the face of huge opposition, determined to bring
relief to the needs of people in Europe regardless of nationality.
I hope the spirit of the time will blow in the direction of our
times, giving determination to Churches in offering relief to many
in peril as they try to cross the Mediterranean sea seeking refuge
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