Category - poverty

  • 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."

  • 26 May 2011

    Pentecostal churches have historically provided a way out of poverty, allowing people to recover self-esteem within their culture, says a researcher.

  • 13 May 2011

    I’ve overheard some interesting conversations this week while travelling on public transport. As any Londoner knows, the unwritten rule is that you can be chatty on the buses, but it’s really not done to talk too much on the Tube. So I’ll start with a beautiful conversation from a ride on that previously mentioned (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/14356) rammed bus to Deptford Bridge.

  • 28 Apr 2011

    Rainbow’s End has received a huge donation from a TV volunteer. There is real gratitude, but 'secret millionaires' aren't the answer to poverty, say campaigners.

  • 23 Apr 2011

    A diverse US coalition of Christian leaders will next week announce a new coalition to fight cuts to anti-poverty programmes.