poverty

  • November 29, 2013

    The Kirk "cares about the needs of everyone in Scotland and is often in the areas where it is most difficult to be", its Moderator has told Westminster MPs.

  • November 11, 2013

    The poorest and most vulnerable currently live on the edge of a precipice. If they put a foot wrong, they are plunged over the edge into poverty, destitution, perhaps homelessness. Missing an appointment at the Jobcentre, or even just being late for an appointment, can lead to benefit sanctions which leave them with little or no income. This, to a large extent, accounts for the ever-rising numbers of people dependent on a foodbank to survive.

  • October 30, 2013

    The UK supreme court has confirmed that the government had broken the law through failing to supply adequate information about its work-or-starve schemes for jobless people. Yet, by and large, ministers are succeeding in inflicting terrible hardship on many unemployed and sick people, as Citizens Advice Bureau research reveals.

  • October 29, 2013
  • October 28, 2013

    British Christian leaders have criticised Lord Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform, for failing to apologise on behalf of the government for misrepresenting the poor.

  • October 27, 2013

    Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are asking Congress to oppose proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

  • October 15, 2013

    Today, the International Day of Rural Women (15 October), a social entrepreneur from Burma celebrates her award-winning status as a creative rural woman.

  • September 29, 2013

    The Priority Areas Committee of the Church of Scotland has won the European Anti-Poverty Network Award for their work against poverty and social exclusion.

  • August 10, 2013

    John Lennon and Yoko Ono were famous for a peace 'bed in'. Now artist Liz Crow has been 'Bedding Out' in Edinburgh to highlight poverty and disability.

  • July 30, 2013

    New research show the rush for farmland and industrial-scale plantation agriculture by foreign investors in Sierra Leone has increased poverty and food shortages.