Category - church action on poverty

  • 27 Jul 2011

    A glance at the front pages of this morning's papers gives a brief snapshot of the grotesque reality of ConDem Britain. The Daily Mail and Daily Express lead with vicious and misleading attacks on disabled benefit claimants, while the Daily Telegraph reports on Boris Johnson's call for very wealthy people to pay less tax.

    Welcome to the UK under David Cameron, where the poorest are blamed for the nation's problems while the richest are portrayed as victims.

  • 11 Jul 2011

    Following a debate at their conference, the Methodist Church has issued a statement saying that tax avoidance "impoverishes the vulnerable and is morally unacceptable".

  • 16 Apr 2011

    Just as women’s rights would never have been won without women at the helm, poverty will never be truly addressed until those who experience it firsthand are at the heart of the process.

  • 8 Apr 2011

    The Christian charity Housing Justice have said that Westminster Council are pushing ahead with preparing a by-law to ban rough sleeping and soup runs.

  • 29 Mar 2011

    People of faith have been on the streets of London over the weekend, as an act of prophecy against the greatest attack on the vulnerable in society for the last 50 years, says David Haslam. Those from many different belief backgrounds, including Christians, joined the 'March for the Alternative' - for good spiritual and theological reasons.

  • 26 Mar 2011

    Thousands of Christians have joined with people of many religions and of none to demonstrate their opposition to the UK government's cuts agenda.

  • 26 Mar 2011

    It was right to be here at the March for the Alternative (http://marchforthealternative.org.uk/) today, but this was not the moment when the tide turned. There were too many subtexts; too fragmented an agenda for that.

  • 23 Mar 2011

    The Budget does nothing to help poor and vulnerable people targeted by the government’s programme of cuts, says Church Action on Poverty.

  • 7 Mar 2011

    Christians are being urged to join in a national protest against the Government’s cuts in public spending, and their impact on poor and vulnerable people.

  • 10 Feb 2011

    This has not been a good week for the Big Society: As the impact of cuts are starting to bite on local communities, charity and council leaders are increasingly calling into question whether the Government’s ‘Big Society’ vision will survive.