With Church Action on Poverty Sunday approaching on 11 February, our Director Niall Cooper says that as Christians, our challenge is to hear, value and amplify the voices of those at the margins of society.
The Right Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester, wrote this blog for End Hunger UK.
We usually read Jesus’ interaction with the rich young man in Mark’s Gospel as being addressed to one person with wealth. Sue Richardson from Christian Aid suggests it could be interpreted as an invitation to the whole church, following Pope Francis’ appeal for “a poor church, of the poor”. This reflection includes questions for groups to explore the idea – why not use it on Church Action on Poverty Sunday?
Faith communities in post-industrial towns across Scotland are delivering social action to tackle the effects of poverty. On 12 October 2017, in partnership with Action of Churches Together in Scotland and the Conforti Institute, we hosted a gathering of faith-inspired social activists from Scotland’s post-industrial towns alongside leaders from church and civic society, to explore, reflect and share experiences.
Read more in our Stories from the Edge report.
Lynne Cullen, a working-class single mother and Anglican priest, attended our National Poverty Consultation in Manchester on 2-3 November. Here are her reflections on the event.