Category - poverty

  • 22 Jun 2012

    The Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church in Britain and the United Reformed Church has issued a statement about the Government's new poverty measures and tax avoidance.

  • 15 Jun 2012

    Three of the UK's largest churches have slammed proposals to change the way poverty is measured. They say ministers are blaming the poor for poverty.

  • 11 Jun 2012

    This week in Los Cabos in Mexico heads of state from the G20 nations are meeting. Every year this meeting is crucial – it is a focal moment for discussion and action on economic and financial reform and improving the structures that feed into both, such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF); and it is a moment when multilateral decisions and progress can be made on issues vital to the wellbeing and flourishing of the poorest, such as food security and development.

  • 27 May 2012

    “Gross impiety it is that a nation's pride should be maintained in the face of its poor.” William Penn wrote these words in 1669. We have no means of knowing what his voice might have sounded like when he read them aloud, as he undoubtedly would have done, but when I hear them in my mind's ear, they are spoken with firmness and a touch of anger. They are words we do well to heed in our own time.

  • 4 May 2012

    People in Northern Ireland are caught between the impact of the recession and a programme of austerity and welfare reform, according to new research published on 2 May.

  • 3 May 2012

    Next week thousands of people across the UK will be taking part in the Live Below the Line campaign, spending just £1 a day for five days on all their food and drink.

  • 18 Apr 2012

    The promise of a 'big society' is being undermined by cuts that threaten social investment to address poverty and equality, says the Archbishop of York.

  • 18 Apr 2012

    Poverty is something we have to tackle through joint endeavour as churches and communities, the Church Urban Fund is stressing today.

  • 28 Mar 2012

    World Council of Churches' mission delegates have spent half a day with a community living at a garbage dumpsite on the outskirts of Manila, Philippines.

  • 23 Mar 2012

    Next week (Tuesday 27 March 2012) the House of Lords will be voting on a crucial question for the UK’s international record on business and human rights.