Peace & justice - Chorlton Central Church

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Peace & justice


descriptions are generally taken from the organisations' own websites

Trade Justice and Economic Migration

The Refugee Council
The Refugee Council is the leading charity in the UK working with asylum seekers and refugees. We not only give direct help and support, but also work with asylum seekers and refugees to ensure their needs and concerns are addressed.

The World Development Movement
WDM campaigns against the root causes of poverty and inequality. We are a democratically-governed movement made up of local campaign groups based in towns and cities around the UK. Our staff in London and Edinburgh co-ordinate hard-hitting campaigns that challenge the powerful and seek to bring about economic justice for the world’s poor majority

Share the World's Resources
Share The World's Resources is a think-tank that advocates for natural resources such as oil and water to be sustainably managed in the interests of the global public, and for essential goods and services (including staple food, adequate shelter and primary healthcare) to be made universally accessible.

Oikocredit is one of the world’s largest sources of private funding to the microfinance sector, with its roots in the Christian Churches. We also provide credit to trade cooperatives, fair trade organizations and small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) in the developing world.

Shared Interest
We are an ethical investment co-operative and the world's only 100% fair trade lender.
Our members share our vision of a world where justice is at the heart of trade finance.
We form the vital link between UK social investors and fair trade organisations needing finance to improve their livelihoods.

Our mission is to fight poverty through trade, practising and promoting approaches to trade that help poor people in developing countries transform their lives.
Established in 1979 as a Christian response to poverty, we combine a trading company and a development charity.
We build lasting relationships with producers, support people to trade out of poverty and work to bring about trade justice

Fairtrade Foundation
The Fairtrade Foundation is the independent non-profit organisation that licenses use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on products in the UK in accordance with internationally agreed Fairtrade standards.  
The Foundation was established in 1992 by CAFOD, Christian Aid, Oxfam, Traidcraft, the World Development Movement, and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes.  Member organisations now also include Banana Link, Methodist Relief and Development Fund, National Campaigner Committee, Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign, People & Planet, Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, Shared Interest Foundation, Soroptimist International , Tearfund and the United Reformed Church.

Internet Campaigning

Avaaz - meaning "voice" in several European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages - empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. Our model of internet organising allows thousands of individual efforts, however small, to be rapidly combined into a powerful collective force.

Social Justice and Welfare


the Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union, United Reformed Church and the Methodist Church

The Boaz Trust
The Boaz Trust is a Christian charity working to relieve the suffering of destitute asylum seekers in Greater Manchester. The Boaz Trust was founded in 2004 by Dave Smith, in response to the growing problem of destitution amongst asylum seekers which he witnessed during his work with a local homelessness charity. Since then we have seen much growth and now have a dedicated team of volunteers and eight paid staff.

Church Action on Poverty
Church Action on Poverty is a national ecumenical Christian social justice charity, committed to tackling poverty in the UK. We work in partnership with churches and with people in poverty themselves to find solutions to poverty, locally, nationally and globally.

Environment and Climate Change

Green Providers

Green Providers Directory
The Green Providers Directory is the UK's leading not-for-profit resource for finding green, organic and fair trade products and services. Since the directory was founded in 2005, our aim has been to encourage and make it easier for more people to buy from ethical and sustainable sources. All the companies listed in our green directory have been vetted so that you can be sure of their eco-friendly credentials. Our directory is free and easy to use - providing everything you need for sustainable living under one roof!


Carbon Catalog
Carbon Catalog is a free and independent directory of carbon credits, listing providers and projects worldwide.
Carbon credits neutralize a company's or individual's contribution to global warming. The carbon emissions are balanced out by funding projects which cause an equal reduction in emissions elsewhere.
(note: carbon offsetting is controversial; make your own judgements)

Operation Noah
Operation Noah was founded in 2001 by Christian Ecology Link (CEL) and later became a joint project of CEL and the Environmental Issues Network of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. Operation Noah was the first Christian campaign to focus exclusively on the urgent need to address climate change

Christian Ecology Link
We are responsible for our impact on God’s creation as a whole. CEL helps members to understand and relate these responsibilities to their faith. Members can then encourage others in their local church to think seriously about these issues. CEL was formed in 1981, and formally constituted in 1982 and supports Christians from all backgrounds and traditions.

Stop Climate Chaos
The UK’s largest group of people dedicated to action on climate change and limiting its impact on the world’s poorest communities. Our combined supporter base of more than 11 million people spans over 100 organisations, from environment and development charities to unions, faith, community and women's groups.
Together we demand practical action by the UK to keep global warming as far as possible below the 2 degrees C danger threshold

revised 2 November 2013

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