The Housing White Paper released by the UK Government in February 2017 provides a stark acknowledgement that the housing market is 'broken' says Housing Justice. 'Many of the problems are ones we, and others in the industry more widely, … [Read more...]
Economics and Poverty
We are still feeling the effects of the 2007-8 financial crisis with the current austerity programme resulting in cuts to public spending and benefits.
The churches have spoken both individually and collectively against public policy which results in an increase in hardship for those in society who are less well off, often through no fault of their own.
Christian organisations and campaigns
Here we list the ways churches and Christian organisations are responding to the current economic situation in the areas of:
Six Bible studies exploring issues around Britain's housing crisis, for small group discussion, have been produced by four churches in collaboration with Housing Justice and Scottish Churches Housing Action. A place to call home? has … [Read more...]
The Catholic Church in England and Wales, and in Scotland, have joined the Churches' Mutual Credit Union (CMCU). The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said: 'I am delighted that the Catholic Church in England and Wales and in … [Read more...]
Updated 2 February 2017. Churches and Christian organisations have been concerned for years about growing levels of personal debt and the disproportional effect this has on the poor in various ways. The following linked resources may … [Read more...]
Homeless Sunday, a partnership between Housing Justice in England and Wales, and Scottish Churches Housing Action in Scotland, is an opportunity for Christians to pray for those in their own community who are homeless, consider practical … [Read more...]
The Chancellor’s small but welcome change to Universal Credit Taper rates won't offset the huge impact of the benefits freeze, cuts to the Universal Credit Work Allowance and the expected rise in inflation, says the Joint Public Issues Team … [Read more...]
This year's Church Action on Poverty Sunday will be on 26 February in 2017. This corresponds with 'Transfiguration Sunday' in many churches marking the Transfiguration of Jesus. On Church Action on Poverty Sunday 2017, you are invited … [Read more...]