Poverty

Saturday, 13 December 2014

The United Nations and faith: how the secular and religious are working together to end global poverty and suffering

The relationship between faith communities and the United Nations isn't perfect but there is a willingness to work together on common goals in spite of the challenges

Saturday, 13 December 2014

From Kolkata slumdog to university graduate and entrepreneur - one young man's story

By Carey Lodge

Janealam Sheik grew up in the slums of Kolkata, often going hungry and witnessing the tragic deaths of many friends. Yesterday, he graduated with a Master's degree from Manchester University. Carey Lodge hears his story.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Sadie Robertson joins the 'Love is Project' lifting Kenyan women and their families out of poverty

By Cath Martin

Duck Dynasty's Sadie Robertson shared a picture on her Instagram proudly showing off a 'Love is Project' wristband.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

The world's richest nation? One in four Americans turn to food banks for help

By Mark Woods

Startling figures show the scale of food insecurity in world's richest nation.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Why we're getting poorer... and staying poor

By Mark Woods

Employment is up but so is poverty, says an authoritative new report.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Francis condemns food speculators' 'paradox of plenty'

By Philip Pullella

Greed for profit is undermining the fight against poverty, says the Pope.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Vatican to install showers for the homeless in St Peter's Square

By Carey Lodge

The Vatican has announced plans to install showers specifically to be used by homeless people in St Peter's Square.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Colorado school district sued by humanists for participating in Samaritan's Purse's Operation Christmas Child programme

By Cath Martin

The Douglas County School District in Colorado is being sued by the American Humanist Association

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Africa: Severe hunger will hasten the spread of Ebola

By Carey Lodge

The spread of Ebola is being made worse by endemic poverty and hunger in parts of Africa, Christian Aid has warned.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Poverty may leave UK 'permanently divided' says Commission

By Mark Woods

Absolute child poverty is on the increase, and Church Action on Poverty says "not enough is being done" to combat it.

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