Christian Aid’s chief executive Amanda Mukwashi praised the work of Commitment for Life when she gave a rousing speech at this year’s URC General Assembly in early July. She called it a model of positive partnership that had raised millions of pounds for Christian Aid. She said the 25th anniversary of CforL marked ‘25 years of standing together’.
But for Christian Aid, she said, Commitment for Life was more than just a partnership: ‘It’s that moment, that rope where, when you are feeling like it’s really tough, you know that you’re not alone.’ She went on: ‘We know exactly what needs to be done. Let’s stand together and really show a broken world that Christianity can heal. God can head – and that’s the message of the scriptures.’
Originally Zambian, Mrs Mukwashi was appointed at Christian Aid’s chief executive in April this year, after serving as a Christian Aid trustee since 2015. Commitment for Life, the URC’s world development programme, is the URC’s preferred way of giving to Christian Aid. City URC has been a CforL supporter from its earliest days and its long-term development partner is Zimbabwe.