Christmas around the world
Around the world during December, we mark World Aids Day and International Migrants Day. Life for present-day inhabitants of Bethlehem is restrictive and frustrating. Too much of the chocolate we will give and receive is not fairly traded. Almost all of the waste we generate will not be recyclable.
Christmas highlights a multitude of thorny issues all over the globe. Alongside our partners at Christian Aid and World Mission Council, we ensure that our materials have an international element.
All across the world, it is often women in the lowest paid sectors who make the toys, gifts and food for our Christmas markets. ALTERnativity tries to ensure a more authentic and real connection with these women as a way of honouring their part in the Christmas story.
Over the years we have ordered gift boxes from an NGO working with prostitutes in Bangkok, angels made of newspaper from Nicaragua and decorations from groups in Palestine. You will find some of these as well as global-themed resources in our shop.
In this section
- Running out of time and ideas for presents? Grab an old (clean) t-shirt, some glue and a pair of sharp scissors and… twitter.com/i/web/status… … 8 months ago
- Christmas is a time when we are often encouraged to be thankful for the blessings in our lives. Do you consider bei… twitter.com/i/web/status… … 8 months ago
- Need to cook a turkey? Thanks to the Church of Scotland Guild, Christian Aid were able to give solar ovens to commu… twitter.com/i/web/status… … 8 months ago