church action on poverty

  • September 3, 2012
  • September 3, 2012

    The Christian Aid and Church Action on Poverty 'Tax Justice Bus' reached Bristol this morning, as part of its journey across Britain and Ireland.

  • April 18, 2012

    The rhetoric of some in government and some in the churches is not adding up in factual and practical terms, Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu told the Church Urban Fund (CUF) 'Tackling Poverty' in Leeds today (18 April 2012).

  • March 29, 2012

    Economic inequality is growing in the UK. The government is slashing the welfare state, while parts of the media demonise disabled people, benefit recipients and the working class generally. Since the 1990s, churches in the UK have spoken out strongly about global inequality. Are we now prepared to speak up just as strongly about inequality in the UK, and to make the links with the global situation?

  • March 21, 2012

    Amidst all the budget fuss over 50p tax rates for the very wealthy and the ‘injustice’ of higher rate taxpayers losing out on Child Benefit, who is prepared to speak up for 212,000 low income working families set to lose £3,870 a year each? It is they who are facing the biggest cut in incomes come April this year.

  • January 24, 2012

    Churches from all denominations are preparing to 'break barriers' in Poverty and Homelessness Action Week 2012, say organisers.

  • November 11, 2011

    Church Action on Poverty says it is "delighted" at the first success of their campaign to 'Close the Gap' between rich and poor through fairer taxes.

  • September 1, 2011

    The Methodist Church will pay people at least the Living Wage from today. It is the first major British Christian denomination to implement this policy.

  • July 27, 2011

    A glance at the front pages of this morning's papers gives a brief snapshot of the grotesque reality of ConDem Britain. The Daily Mail and Daily Express lead with vicious and misleading attacks on disabled benefit claimants, while the Daily Telegraph reports on Boris Johnson's call for very wealthy people to pay less tax.

    Welcome to the UK under David Cameron, where the poorest are blamed for the nation's problems while the richest are portrayed as victims.

  • July 11, 2011

    Following a debate at their conference, the Methodist Church has issued a statement saying that tax avoidance "impoverishes the vulnerable and is morally unacceptable".