Respected mental health charity Mind has this week published a disturbing new report presenting evidence that the recession is having an adverse affect on men’s mental health, in particular. It dovetails with a week of awareness-raising.
UK public donations for the joint Zimbabwe emergency and development appeal launched by the Anglican Archbishops of Canterbury and York have reached £292,330, the administrators of the fund have announced this week.
As the controversy over MPs' expenses continues, with fresh revelations in the press and a row over the Speaker's recent intervention, former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has weighed into the argument accusing parliamentarians of “clawing greed”.
Glasgow Cathedral will host a major Christian Aid Week service on Sunday 17 May 2009. Dr Daleep Mukarji, director of the British-based international NGO, will preach. The service will include stories and prayers for justice for the world’s poor.
New government figures released on 7 May 2009 confirm that progress on fighting poverty in the UK had come to a halt, even before the current recession, says the campaigning organisation Church Action on Poverty.
The Church of England is planning rapid expansion of publicly-funded schools in its control, but it faces a challenge from parents, teachers, unions, academics, clergy and many others who want to end discrimination in admissions and employment.
Black church leaders and community groups have joined protests from civil rights campaigners over the UK government’s decision to retain DNA profiles on close to a million innocent people for up to 12 years.
Roger Gayler, a 65-year-old vicar of St Mark’s Church at Mark's Gate in Barking and Dagenham is to preach, meet the scouts, speak to schoolchildren, study with his Bishop and collect envelopes door-to-door with just half a beard – for Christian Aid week.
Daleep Mukarji, director of international development agency Christian Aid, says that the UK government needs to do more to help charities working in economically poorer countries during the present financial crisis.