Small-scale farmers who rely on their land to keep families and communities fed are helping Britain’s new gardeners and allotment holders take the first steps to producing their own fruit and vegetables.
In a lecture at the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has argued that a change of heart as well as structural reform is needed to address the global economic crisis.
The global financial crisis may increase social conflict, says the head of the International Labour Office, claiming that civil society groups have an important role in helping those affected to be heard.
Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has told the General Synod of the Church of England that the real significance of the world financial crisis and economic downturn is its impact on the poor and vulnerable.
A church-backed microfinance institution has increased its field investments by one third, reaching out to poor people often excluded by the commercial banking sector in spite of the global economic downturn.