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Politicians, policy makers, church and civic leaders are being told that poverty can only be properly addressed with the engagement of those it impacts.
A fresh, detailed report is calling on the Scottish Government to include people from the deprived areas in shaping and delivering anti-poverty policy.
Scotland's Poverty Truth Commission, which meets again on 16 April, will stress the need for a major change of culture in developing anti-poverty strategies.
The closing gathering of Scotland’s first Poverty Truth Commission will take place in Glasgow City Chambers on Saturday 16 April.
One of the Church of Scotland’s most senior ministers has challenged the parties contending the 5 May elections not to hide their policy proposals.
A senior Church of Scotland minister has questioned the seriousness of the coalition government over challenging child poverty.
The closing gathering of Scotland’s first Poverty Truth Commission will take place in Glasgow City Chambers (George Square, Glasgow) on the 16 April 2011 from 2 – 4pm (doors open at 1.15pm).
Child sex trafficking, as further exposed in a new report, is a "national scandal", says the Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council.
Ways and means of improving food production in Britain and internationally are being discussed in Edinburgh today at a Church of Scotland conference.
The Church of Scotland has called for more honesty from the Government on the amount of money being spent in relation to the Trident nuclear weapon system.