Category - poverty

  • 6 Oct 2011

    Welcome to the parallel universe of David Cameron. It is a world in which the Tories stand up for the poor, lead the fight against dictatorship and stop people from being given benefits on demand. It is a world that exists in a conference hall in Manchester this week, in a few daily papers the rest of the time, and in the less well-informed parts of the right-wing blogosphere. It has nothing in common with the world that most of us live in.

  • 20 Sep 2011

    Today and tomorrow I am taking part in a consultation on the role civic groups and churches can play in combatting poverty, not least child poverty.

  • 12 Sep 2011

    A call for solidarity with the poor has been delivered to a gathering of religious, political and civil society leaders from across the world by the WCC.

  • 3 Sep 2011

    A few weeks ago I had a holiday in India. I used to live there and so I might be one of the few foreigners who actually loves arriving in Delhi, stepping out of the airport into the cruel heat, sooty air and architecture of the perpetually half-built.

  • 19 Aug 2011

    There have been many thoughtful attempts to understand recent riots in England, says Savi Hensman. But unfortunately thinktank head and theologian Philip Blond’s parallel universe is not among them.

  • 16 Aug 2011

    I returned last Friday from a week more or less out of reach of TV, radio and electronic communications to what feels like another country: A country convulsed by anger, outrage and anguish. A country in which the ‘old certainties’ of even ten days ago, now seem past their sell by date.

  • 16 Aug 2011

    If we can take anything positive from the days of destruction and division in England recently, says Chris Bain, perhaps it should be a dedication to tackle fear and exclusion wherever it exists around the world, and to stand by the women and children in the poorest countries who currently stand afraid on their own.

  • 8 Jun 2011

    By the time you read this I imagine I will be in amongst the throng of more than 1,200 people travelling to Westminster to lobby their local MPs on making life better for the poorest in the world.

  • 1 Jun 2011

    Dr Alison Elliot, who was the first woman to be a moderator of the Church of Scotland, has given a ringing endorsement to the Poverty Truth Commission.

  • 31 May 2011

    BBC One is hosting a live debate tonight about poverty and other social issues arising from its lively 'observational documentary' series, The Scheme, which looks at "the dramatic and often emotional highs and lows of daily life for six families living in a large housing scheme in Kilmarnock."