economic inequality

  • January 10, 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.

  • May 11, 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.

  • November 9, 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.

  • August 20, 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.

  • August 16, 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.

  • August 10, 2011

    The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, appeared on Radio 4 this morning (10 August) and was asked about the underlying causes of the recent riots. He attributed them to a “sense of entitlement” among young people who were showing the effects of a lack of discipline in school.

  • January 31, 2011

    Church Action on Poverty has called for a closing of the growing gap between rich and poor in the UK.

  • October 11, 2010

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission is today publishing a 700 page report that shows Britain to be a deeply divided country.

  • August 6, 2010

    The University and College Union has called for a national bursary scheme after a report found that the current bursary system is random and unbalanced.

  • July 27, 2010

    The health gap between the richest and poorest in Britain is now wider than it was during the great depression, according to researchers from Sheffield and Bristol Universities. The figures reflect a similar growth in economic inequality.