economic inequality

  • 31 Oct 2014

    Oxfam has announced the launch of 'Even It Up', a major new international campaign and report tackling global inequality and its causes.

  • 8 Feb 2014

    The unexamined orthodoxy of economic growth will ultimately ruin rich and poor alike, says Jill Segger. She argues for the citizen's income as a tool of justice and human flourishing.

  • 1 Jul 2013

    The share of the economy going to wages fell by more than five per cent between 1980 and 2011.The TUC says increasing inequality hits low and middle income earners hardest.

  • 20 Jan 2013

    An explosion in extreme wealth is exacerbating inequality and hindering the world's ability to tackle poverty together, Oxfam warns this weekend.

  • 10 Jan 2013

    A senior French Protestant has called growing income inequality a form of violence and has asked for self-restraint among high earners in a time of austerity.

  • 10 Jan 2013

    The gap between very high incomes and low salaries has been widening for several years, says Laurent Schlumberger, president of the national council of the Reformed Church of France. Where governments and consumers are reluctant to act, there is still a moral imperative on high earners to refuse grossly unequal remuneration, he argues.

  • 11 May 2012

    The Bible says more about money than about almost any other ethical issue. In a world where critics of capitalism are described as "unrealistic", Christians can point to a greater reality than the dominant values of our own time and culture. We can recognise that capitalism depends on faith in the idols of money and markets.

  • 9 Nov 2011

    A strong majority (60 per cent) of Americans believe that their society would be better off if the distribution of wealth were more equal.

  • 20 Aug 2011

    Britain may be broke, but the government's desperation to cut the deficit seems to have its limits. This morning, Eric Pickles has ruled out an increase in council tax for houses valued at more than £1million. He is portraying measures that would affect only the richest as an attack on the "middle class". In reality, the government is consistent in pursuing the interests of the very wealthy at the expense of the rest of us.

  • 16 Aug 2011

    Homophobia, nonviolent direct action, the politics of the Bible and the gap between rich and poor have been on the agenda at a gathering of Christian students.