The truth about poverty?

IMG_0617Last year, we took members of several Poverty Truth Commissions to the Greenbelt festival for the first time. It was an exciting and inspiring experience – especially the opportunity for us to reflect together with Clare McBeath, our friend from the Centre for Theology and Justice. Clare collated and shared these theological reflections on the experience of being part of Poverty Truth Commissions.
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Church Action on Poverty North East annual report 2019

The 2019 annual report of our local group in the North East.

Annual review 2018-19

Why End UK Hunger?

SPARK newsletter autumn 2019

Compassion in Crisis

Church Action on Poverty's 2018 research into cuts to Local Welfare Assistance Schemes in England.

Reflecting on the first two years of Food Power

A Good Society? We failed

Speaking Truth to Power: reflections from our North East gathering

Scripture from the Margins: Dangerous Stories

The Bible shows us again and again that God is on the side of the poor and the oppressed. People on the margins.

Lost things

But too often, when we read scripture in our churches, we focus on other aspects of the story, or we are so familiar with the text that we don’t notice the challenging things it has to say to us.

Jesus’ parables are one of the best examples of this problem. When we read and think about the parables, we almost always look for allegorical, spiritual meanings.

But the parables are actually very earthly stories – and if we try to put ourselves in the place of their original audience, we discover very different messages in them.

Prodigal

These five Bible studies will challenge you to get alongside the people who are on the margins of our own society – and to speak out for justice.  They will show you how the parables are subversive, dangerous stories.

Annual review 2018-19

Why End UK Hunger?

SPARK newsletter autumn 2019