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 ecumenical Christian social justice charity, committed to tackling poverty in the UK. It works in partnership with churches and people in poverty to find solutions to poverty, locally, nationally and globally. It is a Body in Association with Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI).
Church Action on Poverty Sunday
Church Action on Poverty Sunday is an annual event which aims to raise awareness of the charity’s work.
End Hunger UK
Church Action on Poverty is part of the campaign launched by 11 charities in October 2016 to end hunger in the UK.
Close the Gap campaign
Church Action on Poverty is campaigning to Close the Gap between rich and poor. It is asking people to Give, Act and Pray with them to build a more equal society – happier, healthier, safer, fairer.
Housing Justice is a national voice for Christian action in the area of housing and homelessness. It supports night shelters, drop-ins and practical projects by providing advice and training for churches and other community groups who work with homeless people. It is a Body in Association with Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI).
Each year, Housing Justice organises Homeless Sunday to help churches focus on the issue of homelessness.
Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT)
The Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) works on behalf of the Baptist Union, the Methodist Church, the Church of Scotland (since Mach 2015) and the United Reformed Church in the area of public issues.
Rethink Benefit Sanctions
JPIT produced a report Time to Rethink Benefit Sanctions which was also produced with the Church in Wales.
This campaign, launched towards the end of 2014, asked the UK Government to reconsider the proposals of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill and to provide a basic standard of living for all.
Faith in Foodbanks
A three part resource for churches exploring the growth of foodbanks from a Christian perspective.
Truth and Lies about Poverty
In 2013, JPIT produced a report aimed at dispelling common myths and misconceptions around those in poverty called Truth and Lies about Poverty. It has also produced a range of information and resources related to the report.