Insisting that “there is enough for all”, three church organisations have challenged their supporters to share, exchange and reuse, to combat the economic downturn. They say there is an alternative to a system built on greed.
As the United States debates health care reform, peace campaigners have pointed out that the cost of sending one US soldier to Afghanistan is equivalent to the cost of health insurance for 690 children for a year.
Following the proposals set out in the Queen's Speech, three of Britain's largest denominations are urging the UK's politicians to “focus their concern on those who made little out of the good economic years".
The chief executive of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, has suggested that bankers are doing “God's work” and that banks have a "social purpose". His remarks were described as “frankly astonishing” by Church Action on Poverty.
A High Court judge has blocked an attempt to launch a legal challenge over the government's use of taxpayers' money in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) investments that harm the environment and undermine human rights.
Politicians of all parties are coming under pressure to reduce the Civil List in the light of the recession. The Civil List, which consists of public money awarded to the royal family each year, currently stands at around £7.9million.