Christian Solidarity Worldwide
As Christians, we stand with everyone facing injustice because of their religion or belief. Everyone. Free to believe.
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New for 2020: Could you be part of our TwentyChallenge?
This was planned as our year to raise money (target £3000) to support the work of CSW. Covid-19 put a temporary halt to this but as of July, we are now ready to step up!
CSW's team of specialist advocates work in over 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, to ensure that the right to freedom of religion or belief is upheld and protected. To support these 20+ countries, Since July 2020 we have been inviting individuals or groups to take part in sponsored challenges - choose something which is a stretch for you and ask friends, family, colleagues to sponsor you. A few ideas: cycle, run or walk 20 miles or kilometers - for the kids: collect 20p for every chore completed, create a chart of your achievements - drink only water for 20 days - anything else with a target of 20! Please contact the Church Office to let us know what you are doing/how you are getting on.
Sponsorship money or donations can be sent via our JustGiving Page or placed in the church letterbox (Lower Hall Entrance). A HUGE thank you to all those who have given and/or taken part so far!
There has been lots of activity. A huge well done to...
Individuals in the PBC Runners Club who took up weekly running challenges
Tim Allen who cycled 120k in 1 day
Mark Humm and Kevin Hardcastle who paddled 20k (12.5 miles) in 4hrs and 48mins for their kayak challenge on 26 October.
On-going support of CSW
We have been actively supporting CSW since 2018. CSW's annual national Red Wednesday event is a day to show that we stand with the persecuted church. The PBC Entrance Foyer is lit up in red, individuals wear red and our prayer meeting that evening focuses on the persecuted church. Mervyn Thomas, the Founder and Chief Executive of CSW visited PBC in October 2019, and shared some challenging and inspiring stories of the work of CSW across the globe.