Contact
Streaming
Map
 
Enriching lives

Be A Hero! - Write for Rights

Home » News » Be a Hero!
AMC  amnestywforr 2015
amc amnesty

In the words of Amnesty International, "It takes only a few minutes to write a card or letter. But this simple act means a lot to someone whose rights are being abused. For a prisoner wrongly detained, for family members waiting for news of a relative or a torture survivor fighting for justice, cards bearing messages of solidarity are a source of hope, strength and inspiration."
So will you join us in supporting this year's campaign with a card, letter, email or tweet? Listen to Nigerian Moses Akatugba, who was tortured in prison and sentenced to death for a crime he says he never committed. In 2015, following last year's Amnesty campaign for him, he was officially pardoned and released. He said, "I've never met these people but they used their time, money, energy and I received thousands of letters and cards from them...They are the reason I am free; they are my heroes."
The question is, will you be a hero for one of the 12 people across the globe, highlighted in this year's campaign? You too can help to influence the authorities 'to address cruelty and injustice. Presidents, police chiefs and prison governors take note when they receive appeals to release a prisoner, stop the harassment of an activist or change an unjust law.' You can help in one of two ways. You can click here and order your own copy of 'Write for Rights 2015'. Or you can support one or more of the cases we will feature on this website during the next two weeks. The Amnesty Campaign is from 1st November to 31st December. Be a hero. Write for Rights!

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

AMC Easter 2019 AK 4
Posted: Wed 24 Apr 5:00am

On Easter Sunday, our packed, multinational church, was united in its celebration of the Easter message of love and hope. But amidst the celebration, there was also time to remember and pray for our Sri Lankan members and their family & friends back home.Our minister Rev. Helen Kirk tweeted, "Fabulous cross of flowers as ever at Aylesbury Methodists. A real privilege to not only lead...

AMC SOS Bfast team
Posted: Tue 23 Apr 5:00am

This year's Easter breakfast raised £400 for London's Whitechapel Mission and the homeless they care for. The full English Breakfast with a vegetarian option, cooked and served by the SOS team, is an established part of our Easter tradition. It's a mixture of food and fellowship to start this day of celebration. Served from 9am, there was then ample time for people to attend...

AMC CA CEO Amanda
Christian Aid: Mon 22 Apr 5:00am

Christian Aid's Chief Executive, Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, is travelling to Washington DC and New York for a series of high level meetings at the World Bank and Finance for Development conference respectively, where she will be promoting the cause of the world's poorest.Amanda will be arguing that the global economic system is broken at the World Bank Spring meetings in Washington DC from...