‘Commitment for Life’ is the United Reformed Church’s programme which, working in partnership with Christian Aid and the World Development Movement, helps some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the world. ‘Commitment for Life’ has a vision for the whole world in which poverty and injustice are no more.
Purley URC has supported this initiative for many years both by asking for prayers for this work and the people that are being helped and also by an annual 1% Appeal when members of the congregation are asked to give 1% of their disposable income.
Four parts of the world currently receive support from the Commitment for Life Programme – Bangladesh, Jamaica, Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories and Zimbabwe. Purley URC is currently focusing support on Zimbabwe. Further details of the ‘Commitment for Life’ programme may be found on www.cforl.org.uk.
We are also asked to take action ourselves, where possible, by buying Fairtrade goods in shops and supermarkets, supporting Purley URC’s monthly Traidcraft stall, through being environmentally responsible and by writing to our MP’s etc.
For more information about the Zimbabwe Commitment for Life project please see the other section under ‘World Church’………..