Bearing witness to the value of people’s lives

IMG_0628The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty is currently touring the UK. Church Action on Poverty arranged for him to visit Cedarwood, a project we’ve been working with on the Meadow Well estate in Newcastle. Our Communications Manager Liam Purcell was there to  listen as local people told their stories to the Rapporteur.

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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