Category - poverty

  • 17 Jan 2010

    Jonathan Campbell, a Northern Irish minister, attributes the earthquake in Haiti to the practice of Voodoo. I've just come out of a discussion with him on BBC Radio Ulster.

  • 14 Jan 2010

    Modern political discourse often denies the centrality of wealth and poverty to the concerns it addresses, says Simon Barrow. It is in denial. But so are Christians when they fail to see the centrality of wealth and poverty to the biblical narrative and to the Gospel vision.

  • 11 Nov 2009

    The annual general assembly of the National Council of Churches USA and Church World Service has been taking place this week amid sober assessments of national and world conditions and calls for renewal of the churches’ unity.

  • 7 Nov 2009

    Faith is the driving force behind “impressive work” in many local communities fighting poverty, a senior government minister has claimed in relation to a visit to a Glasgow-based anti-poverty organisation.

  • 19 Oct 2009

    Research has revealed a “postcode lottery” of educational achievement, with the gap widening between the best and worst ares. This is despite the £1.9 billion spent on widening university participation since 2005.

  • 15 Oct 2009

    The government's initiative for the "white working class" uses a loaded phrase and deflects attention from the real division in British society - between the very rich and the rest of us.

  • 9 Oct 2009

    The Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council has called on politicians making difficult economic decisions to ensure that the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable come first.

  • 6 Oct 2009

    There are some politicians who, if given a choice between attacking powerful people and attacking vulnerable people, find it much easier to choose the latter.

  • 18 Sep 2009

    A major Faith Leaders Summit will precede the G20 Summit of world leaders in Pittsburgh, United States, setting out a priority agenda for tackling poverty and environmental damage.

  • 15 Sep 2009

    Christian campaigners have echoed this week's calls by trades unions to ensure that economic policies in the wake of the recession do not cause further harm to the most vulnerable people.