poor

  • October 19, 2012

    The Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council, has called on Chancellor Osborne to apologise for his "propaganda war on the poor".

  • October 8, 2012

    Worshippers at the official church service for Conservative Party conference have been urged to reject cuts policies and follow Jesus’ example of siding with the poor.

  • August 11, 2012

    The dismissal of whole sections of society as comparatively worthless by politicians and the media seems bad enough, but in a recent radio discussion about global population growth, the term ‘useless eaters’ was used, says Berandette Meaden. This chilling phrase is used by some people to refer to anybody who consumes resources without producing any. A dangerous philosophy is being created on this basis. It stigmatises disabled people, the poor and many more besides.

  • July 6, 2012
  • October 21, 2011

    The UK government is making it harder to challenge state decisions, the chair of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council has warned.

  • September 12, 2011

    A call for solidarity with the poor has been delivered to a gathering of religious, political and civil society leaders from across the world by the WCC.

  • July 30, 2011

    Thirty-three Peruvian farmers have recently received out-of-court settlements for the alleged torture they suffered after protesting against a UK mining company’s proposals to set up camp on their land.

  • June 8, 2011

    By the time you read this I imagine I will be in amongst the throng of more than 1,200 people travelling to Westminster to lobby their local MPs on making life better for the poorest in the world.

  • April 24, 2011

    A diverse US coalition of Christian leaders will next week announce a new coalition to fight cuts to anti-poverty programmes.

  • October 17, 2010

    The benefit system is notoriously complicated, leaving both claimants and officials struggling, says Savi Hensman. Errors are far higher in value than estimated fraud. This in turn is far less than the estimated £16 billion of unclaimed benefit every year. Yet the UK government is seeking to further punish the poor.