Poverty

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Bishop calls for change to childcare system

By Susie Turner

Childcare provision in Britain is too complex, the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds has said.

Monday, 30 December 2013

Give a child a future in 2014

By Carey Lodge

People are being asked to consider sponsoring a child in the coming year

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas in Cymru

By Gethin Russell-Jones

It's the season of the dodgy trinity

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Over one fifth of the global population living in extreme poverty

By Carey Lodge

A new study indicates that more than one in five people across the globe, more than half of whom are in sub-Saharan Africa, live on $1.25 a day or less.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas comfort: How clear is your conscience?

By Kate Smedley

Jesus challenges the apathy and comfort for those of us in the privileged Western world

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Is The Pogues' Christmas song 'Fairytale of New York' better than many carols?

By David Baker

Some of the carols we sing sentimentalise the Christmas story in a way that undermine its central message

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

'Baby Bank' for struggling new mothers

By Carey Lodge

A church-based project in Sheffield is providing crucial support for pregnant and new mums who cannot afford basic supplies to care for their children.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Tips for the seasonally skint

By Carey Lodge

Christians Against Poverty has some simple moneysaving tips for those who might find themselves short on cash and tempted to take out a payday loan this festive season.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Give your Christmas bonus to credit unions, says bishop

By Carey Lodge

The Acting Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocese is encouraging more people to get involved with projects to help the vulnerable this Christmas through food banks, night shelters and supporting credit unions.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Minimum wage is 'too low to keep people out of poverty'

By Michael Trimmer

Christians want the Government to go beyond the minimum wage and implement a living wage

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