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A central London branch of Barclay's Bank was closed early after Christians concerned about economic injustice planned to hold an act of worship there.
Thousands of Christians have joined with people of many religions and of none to demonstrate their opposition to the UK government's cuts agenda.
It was right to be here at the March for the Alternative (http://marchforthealternative.org.uk/) today, but this was not the moment when the tide turned. There were too many subtexts; too fragmented an agenda for that.
A new YouGov poll published on 26 March 2011 shows the majority of people in the UK back the aims of the huge March for the Alternative.
Christians opposing the government's public spending cuts will be holding an ecumenical service in Barclays Bank in Central London as part of a day of protest.
The TUC-sponsored 'March for the Alternative' to cuts and austerity is taking place in London on Saturday 26 March, from Victoria Embankment to a rally in Hyde Park.
The Budget does nothing to help poor and vulnerable people targeted by the government’s programme of cuts, says Church Action on Poverty.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies says that measures due to come into place in April 2011 will be equivalent to a loss of £200 per household on average.
Protesters against the coalition government's cuts policies are using Budget Day (23 March) as an opportunity to galvanise public support.
Government policy is contributing to toughest livelihood squeeze in decades, says the Trades Union Congress ahead of the Chancellor's budget statement today.
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Church House Conference Centre hosted an event with a military think tank on Ash Wednesday.
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