Stories of resilience
Over the past 18 months, some charities in Scotland working in partnership with churches have been running a remarkable campaign to help make Scotland the first Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Aware nation in the world.
Behind on the basics
For some people, just keeping up with basic household costs can be a real struggle. In 2017, 140,000 people who received debt advice from StepChange were behind on at least one of their essential household bills.
Fair pay for fair work
A look at executive compensation by St Pauls Institute. Companies need to balance justice and self-interest in a way that society perceives as fair and supporting the common good.
Empty-handed ministers - 2
Are You a Good Neighbour? is an online course designed to help you apply the principles of helping without hurting in everyday life—and take the first steps toward building personal relationships with people in poverty.
Insights into poverty and inequality - 4
Since the early 1990s, inequality, as shown by the Gini coefficient, has stayed relatively level. In other words, although there is inequality there has not been a large increase in recent years.
Making Scotland the World’s First ACE-Aware Nation - Glasgow
@SEC Armadillo Exhibition Way Glasgow G3 8YW
More and more of us are coming to understand what science is telling us about the impact of childhood stress on adult health and happiness. This one-day conference will bring together some of the most inspirational speakers in Scotland, to help us consider how we get this information on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to every citizen of our nation. For UK as well.
National Poverty Consultation - Manchester
@Luther King House, Manchester
Life on the Breadline: Christianity, Poverty and Politics in the 21st Century. The Consultation will seek to stimulate new thinking re themes of ‘Church of the Poor’ and research of Coventry University; Lincoln Theological Institute; Canterbury University and Church Action on Poverty. The aim of ‘Life on the Breadline’ project is to understand how social context resulting from the 'age of austerity' has affected Christian engagement with poverty in UK and theological motivations which underpin it.
Churches that Change Communities 2018 - Wimbledon
@Everyday Church, 30 Queen's Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 8LR
We still have some way to go until we can truly say we have built churches where the poorest and most vulnerable are not only welcomed, but fully included and involved. This national conference, now in its eighth year, will envision, equip and encourage you to increase your impact on those around you and build churches where people from all backgrounds and social situations worship, lead and serve together.