Join us on Monday 26th September 2022 at 8pm on Zoom (details below) for an opportunity to learn about the work of Christians Against Poverty Ireland, the people we are seeking to serve and how you can get involved. We’ll end with a time of open Q&A and some prayer.
This event is for anyone interested in helping release people from poverty and debt into lives of fullness and freedom, or for church leaders wanting to partner with us.
Why get involved? Because Jesus came proclaiming good news to the poor and to set the oppressed free (Luke 4:18-19). Particularly at this time of ‘bad news’ with the rising cost of living, the church has an amazing opportunity to respond with good news and practical support.
Zoom Link (Meeting ID: 842 6292 5050, PC: 928772)
Some of the CAP Ireland story
By God’s grace we are on the verge of establishing Christians Against Poverty Ireland (CAP Ireland) and we’re looking for the right person to lead the organisation.
Christians Against Poverty started in the UK in 1996 to help those weighed down by debt; parents who couldn’t feed their children, families facing eviction and desperate people living without hope. Working through local churches CAP helps release people from poverty and debt into lives of fullness and freedom.
From its small beginning it has grown to be a large UK charity and has set up affiliate charities in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and America. In each country the charity helps people in debt by negotiating with creditors, setting up budgeting systems and offering personal, practical and spiritual support to those trapped in financial debt.
Given the current financial pressures many in our country are facing with rising living costs and a shortage of affordable rent/houses CAP is a great (and timely!) channel to equip local churches to give practical and spiritual support to those most in need.
On a few occasions in the past 10 years there have been ‘rumblings’ and gatherings of people considering setting up CAP Ireland. In September 2021 six of us formed a steering group and set ourselves the aim of establishing the charity in the Republic of Ireland within two years. In May 2022 we received approval from the CAP International Governance Board, and we are currently building our website. The next stage on our journey is to get other volunteers and churches onboard so we can officially launch in 2023.
For more information take a look at our “about us” page.