Two sides of the same coin: poverty North and South, 8 Nov, Manchester
A joint conference between Christian Aid and Church Action on Poverty (with Church Action on Poverty’s 2014 AGM), exploring how many of the causes of poverty are the same across the world.
Church of Scotland calls for eradication of food poverty to be priority
The Church of Scotland has demanded the Scottish Government prioritises the eradication of food poverty in its response to the Scottish Government discussion document Becoming a Good Food Nation.
Just Money: How Catholic Social Teaching can Redeem Capitalism
This publication from the Theos think tank, written by journalist Clifford Longley, with a forward by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, explores what needs to change if the business world is truly to serve society, and if the culture change so urgently needed in business is to take root. In doing so, he unpacks the theory of ‘Just Money’ drawing on the extensive and detailed tradition of Catholic social thought.
Archbishop of Canterbury on IMF/World Bank ethics and finance panel
Finance must be about ‘human flourishing’, said the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, during a panel discussion at the 2014 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group in Washington. The Archbishop was talking alongside the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, and the Managing Director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde.
Church leaders seek clarity on welfare reform in Northern Ireland
The leaders of the main Churches in Northern Ireland have written to the Minister for Social Development and the Chair of the Social Development Committee to seek to discuss the challenges presented by the Welfare Reform Bill and to express their concern about the impact of the continued uncertainty regarding the Bill on the most vulnerable members of society.