Dismantling the poverty premium
From a report by the Centre for Social Justice (CS
Limited means of consumers on low incomes reduces their economic flexibility, creates costly choices, which then serves to reduce their overall means. This cycle of paying over the odds makes up the poverty premium.
Effects of grandparents' involvement
From an article by the Institute of Family Studies
About half of grandparents, in U.S. and Europe, provide some kind of childcare to their grandchildren. How does grandparents' involvement affect their own lives, their children, their grandchildren? 5 observations...
The case for Living Wages
From a report by Business Fights Poverty
Paying living wages throughout core operations and the value chain strengthens business performance, resilience, stability, while delivering measurable social impact and enabling more effective delivery on human rights obligations.
Facing the poverty tsunami
From a paper from Business fights Poverty
COVID, conflict, climate change are some of challenges driving tsunami of poverty already crashing into lives of vulnerable people, communities around the world. An extra 1bn people will live in poverty. How can business help?
Pureflow - a founder's story
There are over 1M motorcycle drivers in East Africa and less than 20% own their bike. Pureflow's lease-to-own program gives opportunity to own. This creates sustainable income, opportunities to save, and financial independence as well as kingdom growth.
Connecting social action and faith-sharing
From a booklet by Share Jesus International
A helpful booklet about lessons learnt from social action + faith sharing. Case studies, tips and practical suggestions. "When you meet a need, you create a context to share something of the hope we have."
From information by Poverty Cure
We are called to a loving and generous concern for the poor. We often ask what causes poverty. But the real question is; how do people create prosperity for themselves, their family, and their community?
Online - The future of Foodbanks
Compassionate Communities. According to The Trussell Trust, the need for foodbanks has risen by 81% in the last five years. Many churches run foodbanks, food pantries, community meals and other food distribution services and we are often asked:
Are foodbanks a sustainable, long-term response?
Are they dignified?
Are there alternatives?
This session will explore these issues and discuss community building in addition to immediate relief.
Speaker: Bill Miller, runs a weekly community meal at St Paul’s Marylebone through Foodcycle but previously worked at Trussell Trust. He is passionate that the church responds to food insecurity.
Online - Tackling hygiene poverty as a church
Compassionate Communities. Hygiene poverty is not new, but it has made the headlines recently as increasing numbers of people are unable to afford essential hygiene products. Holy Sepulchre London partner with The Hygiene Bank, a national charity focused on bringing an end to hygiene poverty. This session will explore hygiene poverty in London, and how church communities can get involved in helping to bring an end to hygiene poverty. Ending with an opportunity for Q&A.
Speaker: The Revd Nick Mottershead, Holy Sepulchre London