• January 7, 2011

    Travelling around as a comparatively prosperous person in a country marked by significant poverty and inequality is not easy - unless you are largely insensitive to these things, which sadly, some Westerners seem to be, just reckoning that "this is simply the way things are" and revelling in how much their overvalued dollar can buy.

  • October 11, 2010

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission is today publishing a 700 page report that shows Britain to be a deeply divided country.

  • July 27, 2010

    The health gap between the richest and poorest in Britain is now wider than it was during the great depression, according to researchers from Sheffield and Bristol Universities. The figures reflect a similar growth in economic inequality.

  • May 28, 2010

    Win one of three pairs of tickets to the National Theatre’s spectacular new production Welcome to Thebes - a new play by Moira Buffini.

  • April 25, 2010

    The front pages of two of today's newspapers say a great deal about the skewed priorities that are continuing to shape the general election campaign.

  • March 29, 2010

    Imagine what our world would look like if instead of money as currency, our communities were based on the trading of chickens. In this world of chicken trading it would be very obvious if one person’s ‘wealth’ of chickens was dramatically more than that of someone else, says Jonathan Dorsett

  • March 26, 2010

    Rates of obesity, mental illness and teenage pregnancy in London could plummet if the gap between rich and poor was as small as that in some other countries, new research from The Equality Trust is proposing.

  • February 17, 2010

    Church leaders in West Yorkshire will come together today to issue a joint statement urging greater action to tackle the increasing gap between rich and poor in the UK.

  • January 27, 2010

    Church Action on Poverty is calling on Christians to demand that politicians make it a priority to close the gap between rich and poor, following the release of startling new figures revealing a dramatic level of inequality in the UK.

  • October 13, 2008

    A Geneva-based network that promotes debate on ethical issues has launched a global online library, with more than 1 million documents, to help lessen the "digital divide" between the northern and southern hemispheres.