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.
Joe Forde, vice chair of Church Action on Poverty in Sheffield, shares his thoughts after attending the national Church Action on Poverty conference in Manchester on 17 November 2018.
Church Action on Poverty in Sheffield held their 10th annual Pilgrimage event on 20 October 2018, visiting the Wybourn area and The Manor estate. Sara Millard reports on the day.
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.
Our Director Niall Cooper recently shared this sermon on a visit to a church in Birmingham. We invite you to draw from it if you are preaching on Church Action on Poverty Sunday, 3 March 2019.
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.