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Christian Aid Ireland launches Poverty Over


Christian Aid launches Poverty Over

Christian Aid has a vision – to end poverty – and we believe that this vision can become a reality. Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, and power over their own lives.

POVERTY Launch
Friday 16th October 9.30 – 1.00 p.m.
Dromantine Conference Centre, near Newry, Co. Down
 
This event is by invitation. Please contact Anne Buchanan on 028 9038 1204 or abuchanan@christian-aid.org to receive an invite. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to get a copy of Christian Aid’s Poverty Over report, please contact Florence Mutesasira on 01 611 0801 or email fmutesasira@christian-aid.org.

 
 
Key Speakers at the launch:-

  • The Reverend Professor James Haire has been has been the Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture and Professor of Theology at Charles Sturt University Canberra since 2003. This typifies his concern to engage with the moral and ethical issues of contemporary culture and to clarify the Christian response. He has served on the Advisory Board of the National Institute of Law, Ethics and Public Affairs.

In 1972 he was Ordained to the Ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the Church of his father and grandfather both of whom had been Professors in the Presbyterian College and of which both had been Moderator. James served as a missionary in Halmahera and Sulawesi, Indonesia where he was Professor and Principal of the Theological College.

  • Paul Valentin is Christian Aid’s International Director and has overall responsibility for Christian Aid's programme strategy, implementation and quality in all its development and relief work worldwide.

A tropical agriculturist by training, Paul Valentin has worked in international development for 30 years, starting as a volunteer agricultural extension worker in Kenya, and then working for six years with indigenous people in the Philippines. He is active in promoting inter-agency coordination internationally through the ACT (Action for Churches Together) International alliance. He is a member of his local (Anglican) parish council in Oxford.