Leading members of the Church of England share the concern of five Anglican bishops about the impact of government economic and social policies on the most vulnerable, a new Sunday newspaper survey claims.
People in the poorest countries are being forced into poverty by having to repay hundreds of millions of dollars of illegitimate loans from wealthy Western countries to greedy dictators, an international conference has heard.
As world leaders gather for make or break talks about halving extreme global poverty, development agencies, including Britain's Christian Aid, warn that progress is being hampered by the activities of rich countries and big business.
The majority of the British public want the UK’s political parties to set out how they will end poverty in the country, a new YouGov opinion survey for the freshly-launched Get Fair campaign reveals today.
A new alliance of religious and secular groups committed to cooperation to "make poverty history in the UK" is to be launched on Thursday 11 September 2008, with involvement from major churches and Christian agencies.
Christian Aid says the blame for the collapse of the latest Doha Development Round talks in Geneva lies squarely with major agricultural exporting countries putting self-interest above other considerations.