Category - poverty

  • January 19, 2015

    Commenting on a recent exchange between an inner city clergyman and a former deputy prime minister about economic divisions in Britain, Simon Ba

  • January 19, 2015

    The Rev Paul Nicolson says Lord Heseltine is incorrect to call Archbishops' statements about UK poverty and inequality "factually wrong" and "out of touch".

  • January 17, 2015

    Income inequality has been growing for decades in the UK, extensive evidence reveals. In recent years, so-called ‘austerity’ has served as a smokescreen for even more wealth to be transferred to a handful of millionaires.

  • January 4, 2015

    As we enter an election year perhaps the real issues may be smuggled onto our television screens via comedy and entertainment, whilst the news media which is supposed to inform us simply keeps the debate within certain parameters.

  • December 23, 2014

    Christian leaders from four continents met for a Micah Summit at the United Nations in New York last week.

  • December 20, 2014

    I’ve been re-reading ‘A Christmas Carol’, and the way it resonates with present day Britain is quite remarkable. As Christmas approaches, Scrooge sits in his counting house, as he does every day, obsessed with his accounts and balancing the books, untouched and unmoved by the poverty all around him.

  • December 9, 2014

    Media coverage of the Feeding Britain report left me feeling dismayed, as the central, indeed the only issue, the scandal of people going hungry in 21st century Britain, was obscured by a shoal of red herrings.

  • December 9, 2014

    Archbishop Justin Welby has been commended for highlighting UK hunger, but questioned for focusing on charity rather than justice.

  • December 8, 2014

    There has been a mixed response from NGOs to the launch of the report of the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Food Poverty and Hunger today.

  • December 8, 2014

    Today (Monday 8 March 2014) an All Party Parliamentary Inquiry has published an extensive report into causes of food poverty in the UK and has suggested some responses. Campaigners from End Hunger Fast were invited to the initial launch of this report so here are some reflections on where it has ended up and what that means for the rest of us.