Category - church action on poverty

  • January 24, 2012

    Churches from all denominations are preparing to 'break barriers' in Poverty and Homelessness Action Week 2012, say organisers.

  • November 11, 2011

    Church Action on Poverty says it is "delighted" at the first success of their campaign to 'Close the Gap' between rich and poor through fairer taxes.

  • September 1, 2011

    The Methodist Church will pay people at least the Living Wage from today. It is the first major British Christian denomination to implement this policy.

  • July 27, 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.

  • July 11, 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".

  • April 16, 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.

  • April 8, 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.

  • March 29, 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.

  • March 26, 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.

  • March 26, 2011

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