Anglican priest Tim Jones has warned that many people in poverty are driven to crime to survive. He encouraged people in this situation to shoplift what they need rather than resort to mugging or prostitution.
A Good Practice Guide for local community projects and organisations supporting individuals involved in prostitution has been launched by the National Christian Alliance on Prostitution (NCAP). There are an estimated 80,000 people involved in prostitution in the UK.
A leading US Baptist has called on Christians to address the international crisis of women and girls who are being trafficked into prostitution, highlighting the social and economic conditions that breed the trade.
The Roman Catholic bishop of Portsmouth is backing a campaign to legalise brothels. The Right Reverend Crispian Hollis says he does not condone prostitution but supports the controversial campaign launched by Hampshire Women's Institute.