Ethics & Christian living

Relief and Hope in South Sudan – by Anna Chilvers

Anna Chilvers manages Tearfund’s emergency programme in the Juba area of South Sudan. Here she talks about not only their response, but more strikingly the response of local people and churches. Radical sharing The assessment we did in Katigiri (100km west of the capital Juba) at the end of January has led to us intervening there.… Continue reading Relief and Hope in South Sudan – by Anna Chilvers

Ethics & Christian living, Poverty

Five lessons from Living Below the Line – by Alexandra Lilley

Five days on five quid. What would you spend it on? Last year I took up the Live Below the Line challenge, living on porridge made with water, lentil dhal and potatoes. Here’s what I discovered: 1. The less you possess, the more you need friends Obvious really, but this was a lesson in community… Continue reading Five lessons from Living Below the Line – by Alexandra Lilley

Ethics & Christian living

Being obedient to becoming more human – by Jenny Flannagan

“Because of our Welfare State, it’s hard in the UK for the Church to find social needs to respond to,” explained the young man to the group of European Christian leaders.  “The local homeless project has asked members of the Church not to give money to anyone begging outside the church,” announced the Curate to… Continue reading Being obedient to becoming more human – by Jenny Flannagan

Ethics & Christian living

Robin Hood ethics: should I rob the rich to feed the poor? – by John Bavington

I work in a boarding school where the fees are nearly £28,000 pa (or only £19,000 if you come as a day pupil).  “It’s not the real world”, some would say. But they are wrong. This is a part of the real world.  The world in which rich and poor co-exist, as they did in the time… Continue reading Robin Hood ethics: should I rob the rich to feed the poor? – by John Bavington

Ethics & Christian living

Congo violence is closer to home than we think

Fighting in the Congo between the ‘M23’ rebels and FARDC government troops reached Goma on the border with Rwanda today. The city of almost 400,000 people, almost the size of Bristol, has so far escaped direct fighting. Hundreds of thousands have already fled their homes in the East of the country this year trying to… Continue reading Congo violence is closer to home than we think