Bearing Witness

Niall Cooper

Standing in solidarity with those suffering from an economic crisis not of their making

On Monday morning, 30 September, members of the Faith Network for Manchester and Church Action on Poverty will be bearing witness at the Conservative Christian Fellowship prayer breakfast, being held on the theme of Psalm 146:7:  He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry

Walking the breadlineThousands of people across Manchester – and hundreds of thousands nationally – are now living on or below the breadline, as a result of recession, rising prices and austerity. Spending cuts have disproportionately impacted on the lives of some of the poorest and most vulnerable in society.  More than 500,000 people were forced to turn to foodbanks to feed themselves last year. The numbers have risen again since April, as the impact of benefit cuts start to bite. 

“These have been bleak times. Since April, my income…

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