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New research from the Church Urban Fund has revealed a high level of support from churchgoers for credit unions.
The Anglican Bishop of Liverpool is asking the government to review and re-examine the criteria upon which their current public spending cuts are based.
The chair of the Church Urban Fund has criticised punitive government welfare cuts and the emaciation of the social contract behind the welfare state.
A reminder that Church Urban Fund and Frontier Youth Trust are running a workshop to inspire and equip churches and faith-based groups in England to support young people struggling with unemployment.
Ekklesia is working with a major church agency in England (in addition to our work in Scotland and possibilities in Wales) around the theme of 'community transformation'.
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).
The promise of a 'big society' is being undermined by cuts that threaten social investment to address poverty and equality, says the Archbishop of York.
Poverty is something we have to tackle through joint endeavour as churches and communities, the Church Urban Fund is stressing today.
The Church Urban Fund, set up in the aftermath of the landmark 'Faith in the City' report in 1985, is urging Londoners to back an initiative to tackle poverty in the capital.