If churches are to be communities that put the poorest first, how must they change? What must they let go of? What sacrifices are they called to make? How are they to allow God to transform them into what Pope Francis has called a "poor Church for the poor"?
To renew relations with churches and religious organisations and to explore possibilities of joint promotion of peace and reconciliation in Ukraine, a staff delegation from the World Council of Churches has visited Kyiv.
As of 9.45am on Thursday 20 March 2014, the day after the Chancellor’s Budget statement, these were the comments and responses from the Churches in Britain that we were able to discover. Further updates will follow through Ekklesia’s ongoing reporting, commentary and analysis: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/budget2014
The launch event has taken place today for a network of Christians in Scotland who think that a 'Yes' vote in the 2014 independence referendum would offer significant opportunities for churches and other civic groups to contribute to a better nation and a better world.