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Featuring everything from Lent devotionals to use with your family to courses that will deepen your study and understanding of key issues like climate change and poverty, these resources are free for you to download!

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You can impact a family’s life by bringing an end to poverty


When Helping Hurts Church guide

When Helping Hurts

When Helping Hurts A six-part video course on how your church can alleviate poverty without hurting the poor… and yourself. Access Now Watch the Trailer Good intentions are not enough. Each year, tens of millions of dollars and volunteering hours are given by churches and Christians to support those living in poverty—whether internationally or within …

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Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand This resource explores passages from the Bible to help us gain some insight into the impact of sexual violence on our communities and churches, and suggests ways that we can respond. These Bible studies are designed to be used in small groups such as Bible study groups, youth groups, and other church …

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Integral, Inspirational, and Influential

Integral, Inspirational, and Influential

Best practice interventions for the circular economy in developing countries Integral, Inspirational, and Influential Tearfund’s approach to humanitarian and development response is to work wherever possible with and through the local church. This is because, as a Christian NGO, Tearfund considers itself to have a specific calling to work alongside local communities of Christians to help …

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Part 1: What is Poverty?

Part 1: Understanding Poverty What is Poverty? How we understand poverty will determine our response to it. Many, especially in the West, understand poverty as economic poverty. For example, the World Bank defines people in poverty as those living on less than $1.90 a day.  Other measures of poverty such as the Multidimensional Poverty Index …

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Understanding Poverty

Understanding Poverty

Understanding Poverty When we look at the world, poverty can feel both deeply shocking and profoundly normal. We hear the statistics regularly: 10% of the global population live on less than $1.90 a day, while even in Canada a so-called ‘developed’ or ‘first-world’ country, 3.4 million people continue to live under the poverty line. Most …

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Made in the image of God

Made in the Image of God

Made in the Image of God Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. ‘So …

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Part 3: Who Can Help Tackle Poverty?

Part 5: Understanding Poverty How you can help combat poverty? Poverty is intricately linked to the social and systemic consequences of broken relationships between God, people and wider creation. We see that poverty comes from a distorted understanding of self, which affects how we interact with other people, with wider creation and with God. God …

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