Peace-building and Toilet-twinning
Did you know that less than a mile from Earlsdon Street is the headquarters of one of the UK’s leading international aid charities? CORD may not be as well known as some of the bigger charities such as Oxfam and Christian Aid, but it has had a remarkable impact in its work of peace-building and conflict resolution in some of the poorest parts of the world. Its quiet behind-the-scenes work in negotiating with governments and rebels in countries such as Burundi and Myanmar has helped to bring much needed peace and stability. CORD has also been the pioneer of the famous Toilet-twinning Scheme, where households and offices in the UK can twin their toilet with a latrine elsewhere in the world (for a cost that pays for the latrine and improved sanitation), and even get a photo to display.
As part of our harvest focus this year, St Barbara’s Church will be hosting Mark Simmons, the chief executive of CORD, as he comes to speak to us more about their work. Do join us for our Harvest Service at 10am on Sunday 9th October to hear Mark and discover how together we can make a difference.