Close the Gap: Church Action on Poverty annual conference 2011
Nov 19, 2011
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
|Where||Leeds Church Institute|
|Contact Name||Janet Gee|
|Contact Phone||0161 236 9321|
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The conference will be hosted by our local group in Leeds.
Why you should attend
Join other Church Action on Poverty supporters and be inspired!
Hear stories from local people and churches who are already taking action to Close the Gap between rich and poor.
Find out more about:
- What needs to be done to Close the Gap
- How to get your church involved
- How to hold your MP to account
- Poverty & Homelessness Action Week 2012
- Thrive - North East campaigners of the year!
- Barnsley Church Action on Poverty - best community resource award winners
- Manchester ChangeMakers – Peoples’ Budget champions
- Just Church
- The People’s Budget campaign
10:30 Welcome: Right Revd John Packer, Bishop of Leeds
10:45 Keynote speech: Michael Taylor
11:45 Celebrating stories of success
Close the Gap
Responding to the cuts
14:30 Church Action on Poverty:: the next 10 years
15:15 Church Action on Poverty AGM
15:45 Closing worship
It's time to Close the Gap
The gap between rich and poor in the UK is larger now than at any time in the past 40 years. The UK is one of the most unequal, unfair developed countries in the world.
Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett’s ground-breaking 2009 book The Spirit Level shows that more unequal societies do worse according to almost every quality-of-life indicator, including life expectancy, crime levels, literacy and health.
Making change happen
Find out more about Church Action on Poverty’s major new three-year campaign: Close the Gap.
It aims to achieve real change, reducing poverty and inequality in the UK, by mobilising a much larger number of people within the churches to unite in giving, action and prayer.
Revd Dr Michael Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Social Theology, University of Birmingham. A member of the High Pay Commission, Michael was Director of Christian Aid for 12years from 1985 to 1997, President of the Jubilee 2000 Debt Campaign, and President of Selly Oak Colleges.
His interests include the insights of faith traditions to inform social policy in the area of poverty reduction and human development. Publications include: Poverty and Christianity; Christianity, Poverty and Wealth; and Eat, Drink and be Merry, for Tomorrow we Live.