No Jam or Justice in the autumn statement

The incomes of the poorest are hardest hit – by far – whilst the wealthy escape scot free. 

This week’s autumn statement announced further years of pain ahead, as the economy adjusts to the likely impact of Brexit.  An economic policy grounded in social justice might have sought to place the greatest burden on those most able to bear it.  But, yet again, it is the poorest who are being called on to shoulder the greatest pain. Continue reading

Church of the poor? Strategies to engage people experiencing poverty

cotp_survey_coverDuring the summer, our  ‘Church for the Poor’ survey attracted 384 responses from churches of all denominations. In the last of three guest blogs, Geoff Knott from Word on the Streets explores some of the strategies churches are using to engage with people experiencing poverty.

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