• June 8, 2011

    By the time you read this I imagine I will be in amongst the throng of more than 1,200 people travelling to Westminster to lobby their local MPs on making life better for the poorest in the world.

  • June 1, 2011

    Dr Alison Elliot, who was the first woman to be a moderator of the Church of Scotland, has given a ringing endorsement to the Poverty Truth Commission.

  • May 31, 2011

    BBC One is hosting a live debate tonight about poverty and other social issues arising from its lively 'observational documentary' series, The Scheme, which looks at "the dramatic and often emotional highs and lows of daily life for six families living in a large housing scheme in Kilmarnock."

  • May 26, 2011

    Pentecostal churches have historically provided a way out of poverty, allowing people to recover self-esteem within their culture, says a researcher.

  • May 13, 2011

    I’ve overheard some interesting conversations this week while travelling on public transport. As any Londoner knows, the unwritten rule is that you can be chatty on the buses, but it’s really not done to talk too much on the Tube. So I’ll start with a beautiful conversation from a ride on that previously mentioned (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/14356) rammed bus to Deptford Bridge.

  • April 28, 2011

    Rainbow’s End has received a huge donation from a TV volunteer. There is real gratitude, but 'secret millionaires' aren't the answer to poverty, say campaigners.

  • April 23, 2011

    A diverse US coalition of Christian leaders will next week announce a new coalition to fight cuts to anti-poverty programmes.

  • April 21, 2011

    For the past two years, writes Ron Ferguson in his Herald newspaper comment column, disadvantaged people from Glasgow have been telling the Poverty Truth Commission what it’s like to be poor in a land of plenty.

  • April 19, 2011

    If Chancellor George Osborne wants to explore his assertion that "we are all in this together", he could have done no better than attend the closing session of Scotland's Poverty Truth Commission at 2pm on Saturday 16 April in Glasgow City Chambers. He was invited. But sadly he was not there.

  • April 18, 2011

    The Poverty Truth Commission has highlighted the need for a radical cultural change if poverty in Scotland and Britain is to be tackled effectively.