global poverty

  • April 1, 2009

    Our need to get out there and demonstrate against a corrupted world, says Brian Draper, needs to translate into a set of positive commitments and actions that speak for what we are for as well as what we are against.

  • April 1, 2009

    The Put People First demonstration in London on 28 March, ahead of the G20 meeting was a showcase of political, environmental and economic idealism, says Hannah Kowszun. But are such marches mirroring too much of what they decry?

  • March 29, 2009

    Nearly 40,000 people marched in central London yesterday to demand that the G20 leaders meeting in the capital this week face the need for major changes to the international financial system.

  • March 27, 2009

    Thousands of peaceful protesters are expected to join rallies on Saturday 28 March ahead of the 2 April 2009 G20 rich countries' summit on the global financial crisis.

  • March 19, 2009

    Lambeth Palace hosted a consultation on Tuesday 17 March between faith communities and the UK Government's Department for International Development on its forthcoming White Paper.

  • March 16, 2009

    The Jubilee Debt Campaign has warned G20 leaders that a debt crisis approaching that seen in the 1980s could engulf many impoverished countries as a result of the global financial crisis.

  • March 12, 2009

    A church-sponsored pilot project to provide a basic income to residents of a Namibian village has increased school attendance and employment while decreasing the poverty-related crime rate.

  • March 2, 2009

    The slums of West Africa and of Mumbai are a reminder that the world's horrors are immune to pieties and romanticism, says Giles Fraser. What is needed is compassionate action.

  • February 28, 2009

    The Methodist Relief and Development Fund (MRDF) has teamed up with Premier Christian Radio in challenging people to take simple actions that will change the world and confront global poverty during Lent.

  • February 19, 2009

    In an audience at the Vatican today, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has invited Pope Benedict XVI, leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, to Britain and has promised him a "warm welcome".