Your faith is powerful, so is your Will – Christian Aid, Quakers and other churches launch new initiative
Over a hundred churches including Quakers in Britain have signed up to an inspiring new partnership to create local and global change through gifts in Wills.
For the first time ever, international development agency Christian Aid is working with the Church of Scotland, Church of England and the Quakers on a joint legacy initiative called Faith Will.
The campaign will run throughout September when church representatives from all three denominations will invite members of their congregations to consider leaving a gift in their Will to their church and Christian Aid.
Christian Aid and Quakers in Britain believe Wills can tell a powerful story of someone's faith and the choices we make, once we have looked after friends and family, can ensure our values live on for generations to come. Currently only around 24 percent of Wills contain a specific legacy bequest, according to latest research by Remember a Charity.
Churches and meetings around the UK will hold 'Faith Will' moments to explore how people can leave a gift to their local church and Christian Aid, to support neighbours near and far.
Paul Parker, Recording Clerk of Quakers in Britain, said: “Leaving a gift in our Will to support both Quaker work and charities like Christian Aid means our lives can speak beyond our own lifetime.
“We're glad to join with other churches and Christian Aid in this Faith Will campaign."
A range of free resources, including a short film and leaflets for congregations is available at: caid.org.uk/faithwill