The threatened mortgage guarantee market in the US betokens an economic crisis, says Philip Blond. But the real tragedy - often overlooked - is the betrayal of Fannie Mae's original mission to house the poor.
Daleep Mukarji, the director of UK-based international development agency Christian Aid, has been awarded the OBE in recognition of a long career dedicated to working for the elimination of poverty worldwide. Visit Christian Aid's Present Aid site here
Faith leaders in the world's riches nation have told a hearing that it is time to stop the "poverty train" in the United States of America and rescue its 37 million citizens who are still living below the poverty line.
As the G8 faces accusations of reneging on promises, a leading analyst and campaigner says the precedent of the United States's great depression and Japan's post-bubble collapse should haunt today's summiteers.
As the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation meets to discuss the food crisis in Rome today, debt campaigners have issued a call for a moratorium on debt repayments from afflicted countries.
British prime minister Gordon Brown today faces heavy criticism for launching his Business Call to Action on global poverty alongside corporations that have been widely attacked for deepening poverty and undermining human rights.
As the government faces criticism on its anti-poverty policies, Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has called for more action to protect the poorest and most vulnerable from the likely consequences of an economic downturn.
Agricultural export subsidies in rich countries which destroy local food production and the income of poor farmers in the global South need to be withdrawn to alleviate the world food crisis, says ethicist and priest Christoph Stückelberger.
Christians in the US should close their churches and channel their energies into helping the poor. This is the message from the campaign 'Faith in Action', a resource developed by a number of US agencies.