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The Budget does nothing to help poor and vulnerable people targeted by the government’s programme of cuts, says Church Action on Poverty.
Three church leaders have called on the UK government to apologise for false claims about claimants and to correct their figures in the Budget.
The president of the British Methodist conference and other church figures are among thousands taking part in a 'life on £1-a-day' challenge in May.
Church Action on Poverty has called for a closing of the growing gap between rich and poor in the UK.
Prominent US Christian leaders met yesterday with President Obama to highlight the struggles of millions of Americans.
As World Cup host South Africa kick-off the tournament against Mexico, charity War on Want launches a new film contrasting the huge sums spent by the government with growing poverty.
Political leaders must end the postcode lottery nightmare for those living in Scotland’s poorest communities, say anti-poverty campaigners in an 'alternative manifesto'.
The government appears likely to miss its target of halving child poverty by 2010 by at least 600,000 children, according to figures given in yesterday's budget and highlighted by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG).
A Polish sociologist has urged the Catholic Church to speak out in defence of the poor, after it was revealed as having the highest child poverty rate in the European Union.