At the start of November 2018, Church Action on Poverty and our partners at ‘Life on the Breadline’ held a National Poverty Consultation in Manchester, drawing together many people in the churches who are involved in tackling poverty and injustice. At an opening panel on ‘Church of the Poor’, campaigner Stef Benstead shared these thoughts on Christian responses to poverty.
How has austerity affected Christian engagement with poverty? Church Action on Poverty is partnering in a major new research project to explore this question. Research Associate Dr Stephanie Denning introduces the project.
In this guest blog, Neil Carpenter talks about his new book Austerity’s Victims.
The 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.
Through our Food Power programme, we have been helping young people in Lancashire to speak out about their experiences of going hungry. They are now about to launch their own campaign: #DarwengetsHangry!
Chris Shannahan introduces a new project, being supported by Church Action on Poverty: working for a a moral and spiritual revolution to replace the culture of shame with a politics of love and solidarity.
Church Action on Poverty joined with several churches recently to make a submission to an MPs’ inquiry into benefit sanctions. Lucy Zwolinska of the Joint Public Issues Team explains what we’re asking for.