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...]
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:
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...]
Lowering the benefit cap in the UK is damaging and will adversely affect families with children, say four UK churches. They argue that the cap, coming into force on Monday 7th November, will eventually affect around 250,000 children. It … [Read more...]
Updated: 19 October 2016. Below you will find some of the Christian and Church organisations and campaigns aimed at helping alleviate poverty in Britain and Ireland: Church Action on Poverty Church Action on Poverty is a national … [Read more...]
Eleven of the UK's charities working with people affected by hunger have combined forces, for the first time, to launch a campaign that aims to end hunger in the UK. Charities include the Christian organisations Church Action on Poverty and … [Read more...]
What does Pope Francis's challenge to be a 'church of the poor' actually mean? This is the theme of Church Action on Poverty's annual conference from 10am to 4pm on Sat 19 November 2016 at Cross Street Chapel, Manchester. The … [Read more...]
Church Action on Poverty is responding to Pope Francis' challenge to be 'a poor Church, for the poor'. As part of its new Church of the poor programme, it has produced a report Church of the poor: a call to action for churches in the UK, … [Read more...]
Housing Justice's trustees have approved the creation of Housing Justice Cymru, the Welsh arm of Housing Justice, which will be launched later this year. Its first director will be Sharon Lee, currently acting coordinator for Housing … [Read more...]
Housing Justice is marking the Diamond Jubilee of the Catholic Housing Aid Society (CHAS) with a celebration mass. It will be held at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, Westminster Bridge SE1 7HY on Thursday 19 May at 7pm. Archbishop … [Read more...]