Theology & Church

It’s the Church and State that should ‘consciously uncouple’

This Wednesday, the Bishop of Oxford, John Pritchard went with Rev Keith Hebden to deliver a letter to David Cameron’s constituency office in Witney.  The letter, signed by 46 Bishops and over 600 Church leaders, called the government to take urgent action about food poverty after it was revealed that over 900,000 people have used… Continue reading It’s the Church and State that should ‘consciously uncouple’

Poverty

Make a stand this Wednesday against food poverty: join the End Hunger Fast Vigil, 6.00 – 8.00pm, Westminster

"Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned with the slums that damn them, the economic conditions which strangle them, and the social conditions that cripple them is a dry-as-dust religion.  Such a religion is the kind the Marxists like to see - an opiate of the… Continue reading Make a stand this Wednesday against food poverty: join the End Hunger Fast Vigil, 6.00 – 8.00pm, Westminster

Ethics & Christian living

National Day of Fasting, April 4th: spiritual resources for justice

Friday 4th April is the National Day of Fasting.  I want to encourage anyone who is reading this to join the fast and stand with those experiencing hunger in the UK today. In the last few weeks, End Hunger Fast has achieved an incredible amount for a truly grassroots campaign, started by a group of… Continue reading National Day of Fasting, April 4th: spiritual resources for justice

Ethics & Christian living, Recommended books

Justice, mercy and humility: three ways to a transforming Lent

I see Lent as an opportunity to realign ourselves.  A time to re-commit to an integrity between who we are on the outside and who we are on the inside.  To seek a wholeness between the person that we present for the world to see, and the person we are when no one sees.  And faith… Continue reading Justice, mercy and humility: three ways to a transforming Lent

Politics, Poverty

‘The Bible is a blueprint for Marxism’: the theology of Jeremy Clarkson

It has been an important week for issues of faith and social justice.  On Tuesday, the Christians on the Left Summit debated how the church’s social action, such as Foodbanks and homeless shelters, connects to campaigning for social justice.  To use Desmond Tutu’s phrase, as well as pulling people out of the river, how could we… Continue reading ‘The Bible is a blueprint for Marxism’: the theology of Jeremy Clarkson

Poverty

Church leaders call for the UK to “End Hunger Fast” this Lent

This is the text of a letter published today by over 40 senior Church leaders in The Daily Mirror to mark the launch of the End Hunger Fast campaign. It has been covered in the National News on both BBC and ITV tonight: Sir – Britain is the world’s seventh largest economy and yet people… Continue reading Church leaders call for the UK to “End Hunger Fast” this Lent

Poverty

National campaign started about the scandal of UK food poverty: End Hunger Fast

Half a million people used food banks in the last year in the UK. Charitable support programmes are rapidly expanding but nonetheless a quarter of families are shrinking portion sizes. 5,500 people were admitted to hospital for malnutrition last year. The massive growth in the numbers going hungry has been fuelled by rapidly rising food prices… Continue reading National campaign started about the scandal of UK food poverty: End Hunger Fast