Category - deprivation

  • 19 Jun 2014

    Many years ago, I lived in a flat in a run-down area of an industrial city. The woman in the rooms directly above me was working as a prostitute.

  • 5 Jul 2013

    A national ‘Poverty Pilgrimage’, to highlight the plight of those living in poverty, will be launched at the Church of England’s General Synod on 7 July.

  • 27 May 2012

    “Gross impiety it is that a nation's pride should be maintained in the face of its poor.” William Penn wrote these words in 1669. We have no means of knowing what his voice might have sounded like when he read them aloud, as he undoubtedly would have done, but when I hear them in my mind's ear, they are spoken with firmness and a touch of anger. They are words we do well to heed in our own time.

  • 23 Jan 2008

    Church agencies in Britain will be combining efforts during Poverty and Homelessness Action Week, from 26 January to 3 February, to highlight both the human face of inequality and the need to make it a public policy priority.