For the love of Munros

I had the extreme privilege of volunteering and working for Christian Aid a few years back, and I was blown away by the life-transforming potential of their work.

To celebrate their 70th anniversary, I’m joining them to climb 70 Munros…. or at least, as many of them as I can!


Number 1: At the summit of Beinn Ghlas on Saturday

If you can, please give generously to this incredible charity.

On Not Shirking Responsibility

Sitting down with leaders such as Saddam – or Bashir of Sudan or Gadhafi of Libya – is a responsibility you cannot shirk given what you’re trying to achieve. You need to deal with those who can make a real difference, those who can stop the bloodshed. You have to talk to the leaders, and get them to find a way to end the killing. Otherwise, how do you accomplish it?

[Kofi Annan – Interventions]

Melting Glaciers in Bolivia

My friends over at Christian Aid Scotland are rounding off their series of investigative films, made in conjunction with the Guardian, with a final documentary on the effects of climate change…

John Vidal reports from La Paz where Bolivians are living with the effects of climate change every day. Their president has called for an urgent 50% cut in emissions – action that is essential for the country’s survival

This event explores why climate change is devastating for the world’s poorest communities and what must be done to limit the effects of climate change.

Join us for a screening of this Guardian films documentary followed by an expert panel discussion and Q&A.

Introducing Poverty Over
Poverty Over is Christian Aid’s powerful manifesto which investigates why the developing world is still poor, and defines what needs to change to help bring an end to poverty.

In partnership, Christian Aid and the Guardian have created a series of investigative documentaries exploring key issues faced by the world’s poorest communities.

Thurs 7 June // 7pm // CCA