The richest 10% of households spend more on eating out (£58.40) than the poorest 10% of households spend on housing, fuel and power combined (£44.50). That’s one of the findings of new research published today by the Equality Trust.
The Methodist Church’s National Learning and Development Coordinator for Scotland and Shetland, Gary Williams, challenges the Church to learn from the margins. This article first appeared in Connexions magazine, and addresses many of the same concerns as our Church of the Poor work.
Some end-of-the-week reading: five interesting links we came across this week.
Our friends at the Student Christian Movement are partners with us in the End Hunger UK campaign. Here’s an update on how they’ve been getting students involved.
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’.
There is a debate going on in the Church of England about ‘estates ministry’ that relates to our vision of a “poor church, for the poor”. In this guest blog, Gary Waddingron, an Anglican rector, gives a thoughtful reflection on some of the issues.
Church leaders in South Yorkshire have issued a response to the Chancellor’s autumn statement, urging people to support our End Hunger UK campaign.