Compassion in Crisis

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

1 city, 8 tales: sudden poverty & an outpouring of goodwill

Be in my Bubble

Gathering on the Margins – 16 June

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.

SPARK newsletter winter 2020

Scripture from the Margins: Bible bookmark

Scripture from the Margins: Untold Stories

Step Up to the Plate

Our 2018 report outlining what the Government needs to do to establish a clear food and poverty strategy for the UK. Produced jointly with the University of Sheffield.

The shifts we need from Government

  • Measure the problem
  • Ensure everyone can access food
  • Appoint a minister
  • Listen to people with experience
  • Step up and lead all stakeholders

SPARK newsletter winter 2020

Scripture from the Margins: Bible bookmark

Scripture from the Margins: Untold Stories

Extra resources for Church Action on Poverty Sunday: thoughts on the rich young man

Voices from the Margins logo no straplineWe usually read Jesus’ interaction with the rich young man in Mark’s Gospel as being addressed to one person with wealth. Sue Richardson from Christian Aid suggests it could be interpreted as an invitation to the whole church, following Pope Francis’ appeal for “a poor church, of the poor”. This reflection includes questions for groups to explore the idea – why not use it on Church Action on Poverty Sunday?
Read more “Extra resources for Church Action on Poverty Sunday: thoughts on the rich young man”