Our local group in the North East used the opportunity of Church Action on Poverty Sunday to reflect on some big questions, and get involved in the End Hunger campaign. Group secretary Pat Devlin shares some of their thoughts and learning.
People in the Church of England have been exploring how the vision of social justice and a ‘church of the poor’ relates to the Church’s mission. In this guest blog, David Primrose (Church Action on Poverty trustee and Director of Transforming Communities in the Diocese of Lichfield) explains.
Some end-of-the-week reading: five interesting links we came across this week.
Nick Jowett of our local group in Sheffield recently shared this hymn with us.
In this article reposted from the William Temple Foundation’s blog, Greg Smith explores more issues relating to the idea of a ‘church of the poor’.
The National Audit Office has shown there is no evidence that benefit sanctions help people to find work. We’re asking all our supporters to email their MPs and call for a review of this harmful system. Andrew Pratt has been inspired by this to write a hymn.