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Articles (58 found)

For the least of these 
Jesus calls on us to care for the poor. How do we do that when we live in a modern industrial society?
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The success sequence 
Divergent paths toward adulthood are associated with markedly different economic fortunes among Millennials.
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The dignity of work 
Inherent in who we are as humans is the need for a person to contribute to his or her family or neighbourhood or culture in a discernible way.
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Justification and justice are joined at the hip 
Tim Keller speaks into possible polarisation between 'justification people' and 'justice people'.
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Lessons from churches in deprived areas 
Flourishing estate churches are right at the heart of what the gospel means, and if things work on an estate, then they can work anywhere.
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Always with us?  
Dr Liz Theoharis issues a strong theological call for ending systemic poverty in her book,  'Always with Us? What Jesus Really Said about the Poor'.
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How the rich differ from the poor - 2 
The poor earn less, not out of incompetency, but because they must allocate mental capacity to problems that are more pressing to them than to the rich.
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How the rich differ from the poor - 1
How does the division between the wealthy and the poor affect the social aspects of our society? Are the wealthy truly invested in the poor and do they care?
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Opportunities and challenges in the debt advice sector 
Some highlights from a July 2017 report on research on the debt advice sector commissioned by the Money Advice Service.
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7 steps to become a church of and for the poor 
In his talk at New Wine, Philip North, Bishop of Burnley, suggests the answer to Church decline is a straightforward one. It’s because we have forgotten the poor.
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Events (4 found)

From Poverty to Life Chances and back to Destitution - Frank Field MP - Oxford
@The Catholic Chaplaincy Old Palace, Rose Place 85-87 St Aldate's Oxford OX1 1RD
A public lecture by Frank Field MP who has been the Labour Member of Parliament for Birkenhead since 1979. He is a long-time campaigner on poverty, low-pay, and welfare, often seeking radical solutions to complex problems. In 2010 Frank chaired an Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances and now chairs the Foundation Years Trust to implement the Review’s main findings. The event is sponsored by The Las Casas Institute for Social Justice and CEME (Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics).
19/10/2017
17:00
Churches that Change Communities 2017 - Cambridge
@City Church Cambridge Brickfield's House 12-14 Cheddars Lane Cambridge CB5 8LD
Becoming a church for the poor. Churches across the UK are at the frontline of caring for those in need in our country. Thousands of Christians give hours of their time to volunteering in social action projects. But how do we go from helping the poor to becoming churches where people of all backgrounds not only worship God together, but experience genuine community with one another that crosses divisions of class, status, wealth and more?
28/10/2017
09:15
Church of the Poor/God of the Poor Consultation - Manchester
@Luther King House, Manchester
The National Poverty Consultation will seek to stimulate new thinking about the theme of ‘Church of the Poor/God of the Poor’ drawing on the work of Church Action on Poverty, the Centre for Theology and Justice and a proposed collaborative research study. Findings of research carried out with local churches in Manchester, Sheffield, Stoke and beyond will explore ways in which local churches, denominations and Christian agencies more widely can be enabled to respond, understand,, enable.
02/11/2017
13:00
Large families, poverty and welfare reform - Bradford
@Bradford
What do we already know about large families’ experiences of poverty and welfare reform? What more do we need to find out if we are to better understand their experiences and to provide the best forms of support? How might future waves of welfare reform affect large families? And what can we do to help families living with the consequences of on-going benefit changes? This conference will bring together policy makers, voluntary sector organisations and academics.
13/11/2017
10:00

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