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...]
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:
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...]
The Give Me Five campaign, asking the Scottish Government to increase child benefit by £5 a week per person, officially launched at the Conforti Institute in Coatbridge on 30 August 2017. Backed by the Church of Scotland, Bishop William … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]