The focus of Christian Aid's 'Count Your Blessings' calendar this week is peace and reconciliation. Nowhere is that more needed than in places like Angola after decades of conflict and a civil war that killed and brutalised so many. Christian Aid's partner agencies there work on
- pressurising the government to protect human rights and invest in essential infrastructure,
- HIV prevention and awareness
- climate change adaptation for secure livelihoods
You can read more about this through the links on this page of Christian Aid's websiteIn the UK I have never faced feeling forced to bribe an official in order to get access to a service or something I need. In the last year one in three people in Angola faced such a demand.
Christian Aid suggests today giving thanks for our government and police who act for our protection.