The Reverend Jesse Jackson
Reverend Jesse Jackson, president and founder of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America's foremost political figures.
Over the past 30 years he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice.
The Rev Jackson is known for bringing people together in common ground across lines of race, class, gender, and belief.
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Loretta Minghella OBE
Loretta Minghella is Director of Christian Aid and is responsible for its strategic direction, plans and programme.
She joined Christian Aid in April 2010 and was formerly chief executive of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
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Rt. Hon Andrew Mitchell MP
Andrew Mitchell is secretary of state for international development and MP for Sutton Coldfield.
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Paul Brannen is head of Advocacy and Influence at Christian Aid, and leads its campaigns, policy and media work.
He previously worked for Toc H, the Anti-Apartheid Movement, Common Purpose and HSBC. In 1992, Paul was the first person in Christian Aid to work specifically on campaigning and his work led to the formation of the Campaigns Team.
He has twice stood for Parliament and spent five years on Newcastle City Council.
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Srinivas Krishnaswamy, from Christian Aid partner Vasudha Foundation based in India. Vasudha was set-up in January 2010 with the aim of promoting environmentally-friendly, socially just and sustainable models of development by focusing on alternative technologies and lifestyle solutions.
Suzanne Matale, from Christian Aid partner the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ). CCZ is an ecumenical umbrella organisation of Christian churches in Zambia which engages in emergency work, community development, HIV awareness, and female empowerment, as well as strengthening the educational institutions of the church.
Shabnam Hashmi, Director of Christian Aid partner ANHAD, New Delhi, India. Since 2003, ANHAD has worked to promote peace and communal harmony within Indian society.