Churches have responded to features of the UK Budget announced on 22 November 2017, including changes to Universal Credit, initiatives for housing and rough sleeping, and funding for the NHS. Church of England 'The … [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:
Feeding back from the conference which took place in October 2017, this report explores how faith communities in post-industrial towns across Scotland are helping to build a Good Society through social action to tackle the effects of … [Read more...]
Church Action on Poverty's annual conference on 18 November 2017, in Sheffield, provides the opportunity to hear how churches are listening to people in poverty and share ideas for how we can stand alongside those on the margins. The … [Read more...]
Updated 23 October 2017. Churches and Christian organisations are campaigning to change Universal Credit, the UK government's replacement for a number of welfare benefits including housing benefit, income support and child tax … [Read more...]
Learn about plans for the End Hunger UK campaign in 2018 and how it plans to build cross-party support in Parliament for ending hunger in the UK. The conference will feature high-profile speakers, policy discussion and workshops to … [Read more...]
Faith communities in post-industrial towns across Scotland are delivering social action to tackle the effects of poverty and to try to create a Good Society. Many of these projects are dealing with ever-growing need and are stretched … [Read more...]
Campaign group End Hunger in the UK, which includes Church Action on Poverty, is encouraging supporters to email their MP to support the Holiday Food Provision Bill which is being presented to the Houses of Parliament on 5 September 2017. … [Read more...]