Campaigns

For all you keen IF campaign lovers, I'm sure you've heard that the big IF event is happening on Saturday 8 June! And for all you people who have had their heads in the clouds, here's a blog to enlighten you! SPEAK will be there, so come and join your fellow SPEAKees! Along with other Christian organisations, we'll be having a pre-event service at Westminster Central Hall at 11.30am -12.30pm. After this there'll be time for photos and then we can all head down to the main event at Hyde Park together to do what we do best, SPEAK out!
seeding change
Here are some new resources to get you started praying and campaigning for Seeding Change!
The Day of Action is a great opportunity to roll up our sleeves, take to the streets and call for God's justice in the world around us...
Enough Food for Everyone IF
A new campaign launches today! Follow the links to find out how we've joined together with over 80 other groups to call for justice in the food system.
A SPEAK banner from the protests against the DSEi arms fair in 2011
Remember the blue 'Dehumanising Destruction' drones Pray & post card? Well the recent increase in media and parliamentary attention towards drones are the fruit of SPEAK's campaign for greater transparency in this area, so a reason to be thankful! Yet our work is for from over, as Fellowship of Reconciliation's Jessica Dalton-Cheetham explains for us here...
We're currently creating a new SPEAK campaign on agribusiness to launch at Soundcheck 2013. In order to do so, we've created a working paper on Food Sovereignty open to the whole network to discuss. One response is posted here...
Twice a year, members of the SPEAK Network come together to dream dreams, plan plans and look to the future of the network. We call it 'Flower Model' because we want to function like a single organism, drawing strength and life from all of the constituent parts. If you'd like to get more involved in planning and growing the network, join us 17th to 18th November, at Desmond Tutu House in Bradford.
Remember the blue 'Dehumanising Destruction' Pray & Post card? After handing another batch into 10 Downing Street, the Ministry of Defence have given us a response.
A tea-picker in Kerugoya, Kenya
The new SPEAK pray & post card is out today! It calls for justice in our food supply chains by asking Parliament that the upcoming Groceries Code Adjudicator has the power to fine from day one. What this would basically do is force our powerful UK supermarkets to treat their suppliers fairly - applying to both farmers here and abroad.
On Thursday 14th June, Indonesian police gunned down Mako Tabuni, secretary-general of the KNPB (West Papua National Committee); triggering violent riots in Jayapura. Hannah Kitchen, a member of Edinburgh SPEAK group (long supporters of the Free West Papua Campaign) has written a short prayer for us to reflect on the chaos: