• February 9, 2012

    Christian Aid has backed continuing UK aid to India as an important intervention aimed at helping people living in abject poverty.

  • February 7, 2012

    “Even the burial of his body in the Abbey was a species of theft when you come to think of it”. George Orwell's words came into my mind as I watched the ceremonies surrounding today's 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens.

  • January 27, 2012

    Charities have called for a formal inquiry to be launched into kinship care in Scotland, following growing concern about neglected children.

  • January 11, 2012

    The government is proposing to cut the Social Fund, which provides emergency support for poor, sick and vulnerable people in desperate need.

  • November 25, 2011

    Ekklesia is a co-signatory to a letter in the Guardian today (25 November 2011), along with five other churches and groups, regarding the growing pay gap.

  • November 12, 2011

    A US interfaith TV cable channel has highlighted the recent "food stamp challenge" to challenge poverty and attitudes towards it in America.

  • November 9, 2011

    Poverty and Homelessness Action Week 2012 aims to challenge barriers of misunderstanding, stigma and injustice resulting from inequality.

  • October 21, 2011

    The UK government is making it harder to challenge state decisions, the chair of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council has warned.

  • October 6, 2011

    Welcome to the parallel universe of David Cameron. It is a world in which the Tories stand up for the poor, lead the fight against dictatorship and stop people from being given benefits on demand. It is a world that exists in a conference hall in Manchester this week, in a few daily papers the rest of the time, and in the less well-informed parts of the right-wing blogosphere. It has nothing in common with the world that most of us live in.

  • September 20, 2011

    Today and tomorrow I am taking part in a consultation on the role civic groups and churches can play in combatting poverty, not least child poverty.