As the government prepares for its Pre-Budget Report today, three of the UK’s largest Churches have called for priority to be given to job security and protection for the poor. They have criticised suggestions of public sector job cuts.
Campaigners have warned against a naïve response to today’s announcement that some Kit Kat bars will become fair-trade in the New Year, pointing out that Nestle is continuing to lobby against reforms to unfair trade rules.
The Methodist Church has said will continue to seek to profit from investments in controversial oil and mining shares, despite last week’s announcement that it was to ‘use its investments to fight climate change’.
It is vital that the needs of the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged are at the centre of the debate about climate change, the Archbishop of Westminster said at the ecumenical service before The Wave in London today
More than 20 senior church leaders have gathered for a church service with more than 3,000 other Christians to support the London Wave, urging an ambitious, fair and effective deal at the Copenhagen Summit on climate change.
The patron saint of children and the imprisoned - and the inspiration for the modern day Father Christmas - St Nicholas was turned away at the gate of the Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre when he tried to deliver gifts to the children inside.