Record Details

NGOChristian Aid

Christian Aid 35 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London, SE1 7RL

Telephone020 76204444
Background Information

Christian Aid began as Christian Reconstruction in Europe (later the Inter-Church Aid and Refugee Service), responding to the post-World War II refugee crisis with the Victory in Europe campaign. During the 1950s, the organisation expanded its focus to include disaster relief and development work. In 1957, Christian Aid Week was launched, raising GBP26,000. Today it raises GBP 14,000,000. Christian Aid is particularly notable for the number of other organisations it has founded. These include Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) in 1958, the World Development Movement, with allied churches, in 1969, and the Who Runs the World campaign, which became Jubilee 2000, in 1994. In addition, Christian Aid funded the establishment of New Internationalist magazine in the 1970s, and co-founded the Fairtrade Foundation in the 1990s. Christian Aid is one of the member agencies of the Disasters Emergency Committee. The current name was adopted in 1964. Source:

Year Created1945
Other Names / Antecedent Bodies

Christian Reconstruction in Europe (1945-1948); Inter-Church Aid and Refugee Service (1948-1964)

Related Organisations

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO); World Development Movement (WDM); New Internationalist magazine; Jubilee 2000; Fairtrade Foundation; British Council of Churches; Action by Churches Together; Disaster Emergency Committee; World Council of Churches; Church of England; UK Working Group on Landmines; Trade Justice Movement; Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition; UK Food Group

KeywordsChristianity; Climate change & global warming; International development and humanitarian aid; Migration, immigration and population; War, conflict and pacifism.
Last Edited ByRC at 23/02/2010 09:22:40