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How waste can save lives and create jobs - the virtuous circle
Description: In the developing world there is a huge and growing waste problem. At the moment 9 million people die every year due to the mismanagement of waste and pollutants. That's 20 times more than die of malaria. If we ignore this waste problem, we will miss a key opportunity to save lives and create jobs for people living in poverty. The circular economy is a new way of thinking about the world. Our current way of doing things is linear: we take natural resources, make items, use them then throw them away. At this point all the energy, water and materials used in making them are thrown away too. The circular economy, however, keeps resources in use for as long as possible. Items, like cars, are shared rather than sitting idle. They can also be repaired or rebuilt rather than being thrown away when they break. This creates new job opportunities and reduces health-damaging waste. We are working to help communities around the world to embrace the circular economy, creating jobs and saving lives. By reducing waste, you can be part of this new way of working too.
  21 Mar 2017   4m11s 3 214 0
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Al Jazeera interviews Tearfund's Oenone Chadburn on the East Africa Crisis
Description: Tearfund's Oenone Chadburn, Head of Humanitarian Support was interviewed on Al Jazeera UK on 15/03/17 giving an update on the East Africa Crisis. Tearfund does not own any rights to this clip. All rights belong to Al Jazeera English: http://www.aljazeera.com/
  16 Mar 2017   5m27s 6 218 0
Renew Our World with Tearfund
Description: We have a vision for a world where all people not only have their basic needs met; but can live life in all its fullness - where relationships are restored with God, with each other and with creation itself. We believe this is possible if we respond to God's call, live differently, courageously, justly, and with immense hope. http://www.tearfund.org/renew == Renew our world is a global movement of Christians who long to see God’s world renewed. We believe that God’s intention for this world is that no one would hunger, thirst, or live in oppression. That the world God created is more than enough to sustain all creation. We believe God’s creation is a gift to us, that we ought to steward and protect. And we know that health of creation and of our global family are inextricably linked–that as our environment is degraded so are the opportunities for people to flourish. We have immense hope that God will indeed restore all creation! We believe we need to shift our thinking, our behavior and our policies to build a restorative economy–an economy based on biblical principles that is just and sustainable. In our prayers, and through our actions, together we are shaping a world that reflects God’s love for all creation so that all people in every nation can enjoy fullness of life. Right now, we are tackling the critical issue of climate change as it not only harms the environment, but our poorest brothers and sisters. http://www.renewourworld.net
  01 Mar 2017   2m31s 7 852 0
Renew our World: a light bulb moment
Description: The Climate is changing fast, there are more droughts, floods and less reliable rain and for many people around the world that means less food to eat. If we want to beat poverty, we need to tackle climate change. Put your faith into action today at www.tearfund.org/renew --- Hunger and climate change steal security, but thankfully, the church gives hope. That is why we are joining with churches around the world in the Renew Our World campaign. One in six people around the world have no access to electricity which means, no light for children to study in the evenings or women to go the toilet safely at night and, no power for fridges to store medicine. But, we have an opportunity to put that right and do it sustainably. Now solar panels and large-scale batteries are cheap enough to bring affordable electricity even in remote places, a huge transformation is possible. There’s no need for a community to wait to be linked up to an expensive electricity grid powered by polluting fossil fuels. Children can do homework in the evenings, women can walk safely at night and farmers can irrigate fields with electric pumps. This could be the first generation where everybody has electricity. Our UK government puts funds into energy for poorer countries, but so far only a little of it goes to decentralised, clean power like this. We’re asking the UK government to rebalance their funding away from wasteful, polluting fossil fuels so that people in poverty get clean, efficient and affordable energy.
  22 Feb 2017   2m45s 21 804 0
Book a Tearfund speaker to inspire your church
Description: Meet Ruth. Ruth is passionate about people - those around the world who are in greatest need. She's seen the injustice and can't stay silent. As one of our accredited Tearfund speakers, Ruth shares how Tearfund is working in areas where the need is greatest. If you would like to book one of our accredited volunteer speakers to visit your church, or have any further questions regarding Tearfund speakers, contact our churches team on: Email: churches@tearfund.org Phone: 0208 943 7972 Website: www.tearfund.org/speaker
  16 Feb 2017   1m26s 5 121 0
Bridging the Gap: CCM Advocacy in Uganda and Bolivia
Description: Tearfund works through churches in some of the world’s poorest places, helping them to respond to the needs around them. When local churches work together with their local communities to identify and respond to shared needs, using their own resources, we call this ‘church and community mobilisation’, or CCM. For many poor communities, their own resources are limited. But integrating advocacy into the CCM process enables local communities to also identify and access local government resources to address their development needs. This process - which we call CCM advocacy - opens up a world of new possibilities. The Owii community in Uganda, and Tipa Tipa in Bolivia, are just two of the communities who are celebrating what they have achieved through CCM Advocacy.
  25 Jan 2017   5m37s 2 166 0
Thank you for campaigning with us this year
Description: In December 2015 the world saw a turning point in history, as 195 nations met in Paris to negotiate and sign a climate agreement, it was a major milestone on the road to a fair and sustainable world where everyone has enough. Since then, we have seen many countries around the world keep their promises and ratify the agreement and on the 17th November the UK followed suit and ratified the Paris Agreement. We wanted to mark this moment in history, because over the last year you have joined us in walking alongside thousands of people living in poverty, and without all of our voices and prayers, this work would not have been possible. So we have created a short film to say thank you for every action you have taken and every prayer you have ever prayed to help get us here.
  20 Dec 2016   1m31s 12 604 0
A visit to an informal settlement for displaced people in Northern Iraq
Description: Tearfund's new International Director, Myles Harrison, visits an informal settlement for displaced people in Northern Iraq. We've been working here for two years providing people with safe latrines, water tanks and other hygiene supplies reducing the threat of disease. This helps give people the basics they need to survive and a sense of hope when they often feel so hopeless.
  20 Dec 2016   40s 2 552 0
Coming soon...TEARFUND SCOTLAND CHRISTMAS TOUR
Description: We are pleased to announce that Tearfund Scotland has teamed up with some of Scotland’s finest Christian musicians to celebrate Christmas 2016 with you in style. Singer-song writers Yvonne Lyon and David Lyon are joined by worship leader and singer-song writer Allan McKinlay, and singer and musician Ellyn Oliver (New Scottish Hymns).Please share with us in an evening of beautiful carols and original Christmas songs. Each performance will help to raise money for Tearfund's partners, bringing hope to poor communities throughout the world. We look forward to seeing you soon at a nearby venue. Visit: www.tearfund.org/christmastour2016 DATES 2nd December – Fullarton Parish Church, Irvine 3rd December – St Catherine’s Argyle Church, Edinburgh 4th December – Davidson’s Mains Parish Church, Edinburgh 7th December – Avendale Old Parish Church, Strathaven 8th December – Smithton Free Church, Inverness 9th December – Bridge Of Don Baptist Church, Aberdeen 10th December – Downfield Mains Church, Dundee 11th December – Deeside Christian Fellowship, Aberdeen 14th December – Cathcart Baptist Church, Glasgow 15th December – Baljaffray Parish Church, Glasgow 16th December – Calderwood Baptist Church, East Kilbride 17th December – Riverside Evangelical Church, Ayr 18th December – Woodhill Evangelical Church, Bishopbriggs
  03 Nov 2016   41s 5 644 0
The Restless Ones - Together We Are
Description: Together we are. In every city, every church, every class, there are young people with a passion to change the world. United in purpose, we will unite in person. Join us at our Celebrations in December. Find out how to be there: https://www.tearfund.org/celebrate
  03 Nov 2016   1m22s 31 3949 0
Sometimes saying 'THANK YOU' is a lot harder than you'd think...
Description: We want to say a massive thank you for everything you have done to support the work of Tearfund, however sometimes saying thank you is a lot harder than you'd think... Outtakes from our Customer Service Week Thank You video.
  07 Oct 2016   1m38s 5 262 0
Big Bake CHOC CHIP COOKIES with Little Bakers, featuring Martha Collison
Description: From the 8th-16th October we're going to be baking to beat hunger! Join Martha Collison – Tearfund ambassador and former Great British Bake Off contestant – and her Little Bakers as they create easy-to-make, super delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies for this year's Big Bake. Big Bake is a nationwide event to get you and your friends baking to (self) raise lots of money for the world’s poorest people. Sign up online for your FREE Big Bake pack, follow this recipe, and star in your very own fundraising bake off! Host a great Big Bake event wherever you are... in your workplace, church, school, or even outside your own front door! And don’t forget to have a look at all of our exciting Big Bake resources, including twibbons, cake labels, bunting, invitations, posters and much more. Have fun and together, let’s beat hunger… with cake! From the 8th-16th October we're going to be baking to beat hunger! Join Martha Collison – Tearfund ambassador and former Great British Bake Off contestant – and her Little Bakers as they create easy-to-make, super delicious Classic Flapjacks for this year's Big Bake. Big Bake is a nationwide event to get you and your friends baking to (self) raise lots of money for the world’s poorest people. Sign up online for your FREE Big Bake pack, follow this recipe, and star in your very own fundraising bake off! Host a great Big Bake event wherever you are... in your workplace, church, school, or even outside your own front door! And don’t forget to have a look at all of our exciting Big Bake resources, including twibbons, cake labels, bunting, invitations, posters and much more. Have fun and together, let’s beat hunger… with cake! OTHER BIG BAKE EPISODES - Chocolate Cupcakes - Choc Chip Cookies All recipes can be found in Martha's brand new book, Twist.* INGREDIENTS - MAKES 30 SMALL or 12 LARGE 140g butter, plus extra for greasing 120g light brown sugar 100g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg 150g plain flour 100g strong flour ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda ½ tsp baking powder *Twist: Creative Ideas to Reinvent Your Baking by Martha Collison (HarperCollins) £16.99, is out now. This recipe is taken from page 92.
  31 Aug 2016   2m13s 8 1454 0