• August 4, 2010

    The ruling UK coalition’s policies are proving highly controversial, says Savi Hensman, and many fear that great damage will be done, especially to the most vulnerable. The Prime Minister's silken words require careful political and theological attention.

  • July 22, 2010

    Students and lecturers are warning that theology and religious studies departments in British universities could be under threat due to cuts in higher education funding. Bangor University will this year accept new theology students for the last time, while staff at Birmingham have warned that they will consider strike action to resist compulsory redundancies.

  • July 7, 2010

    Social welfare groups say the massive cuts planned in Britain's welfare budget will hit struggling families and could push the vulnerable "over the edge."

  • July 5, 2010

    The coalition government in the UK is accused by welfare groups and trade unions of a confused, cynical and heartless approach to massive public spending cuts.

  • June 29, 2010

    The former leader of Germany's Protestant's, the Rev Margot Kässmann, has criticised her country's government in an interview for cut-backs affecting the poorest in society.

  • June 25, 2010

    A leading Christian anti-poverty charity has warned the coalition government that its determination to cut welfare spending could have disastrous - even fatal - effects on the poor,

  • June 25, 2010

    Severe cuts in social welfare spending by governments intent on reducing budget deficits can cost lives as well as cause economic pain, says a new Oxford University study.

  • June 8, 2010

    David Cameron has said the government's massive cuts will be delivered in a way that “strengthens and unites the country”. His words remind me of his colleague's George Osborne's claim that, when it comes to tackling the economic situation, “we're all in this together”.

  • April 26, 2010

    Church Action on Poverty, the TUC and leading charities have asked for the big party leaders’ commitment that tax rises and spending cuts will not hit the poorest hardest.

  • October 9, 2007

    The chaplaincy crisis in the National Health Service needs urgent ministerial attention, following new research revealed swinging cuts to the service throughout England, says a trade union group representing multi-faith chaplains.