Reflections

Here are a variety of Christian reflections on poverty. Please feel free to use them. If you would like to contribute to this section, please contact us.

An ideal to pursue

Church Action on Poverty 25th Anniversary address by CAP's Chairperson Lewis Rose, Manchester Cathedral, 13 July 2007

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Paying a Living Wage

Rev Inderjit Bhogal, last year's President of the Methodist Conference, reflects on his experience of living off the equivalent of the minimum wage for lent.

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Poverty - Why bother?

Rev Erik Cramb asks why Christians should care about poverty.

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The Wilderness Places

Kathy Galloway, CAP's Scottish Linkworker, reflects on the meaning of Lent

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Redefining Wealth

Award winning journalist and author Antonia Swinson explores the idea of 'Social Capital' as an alternative to wealth.

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The Disengaged and the Trapped

By Adrian Wait, Community Development Worker, (Currently – unemployed). A Person.

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Anyway - a poem Mother Teresa

A poem hung in the Calcutta orphanage

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Ten reasons why justice is essential to the Gospels...

Someone asked me recently why justice-seeking figured so strongly in my approach to mission. I think they meant “as distinct from evangelism”. We were talking about asylum seekers.

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Make UK Poverty History

Why is it that in the fifth richest country in the world, poverty continues to blight the lives of far too many people?

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A New Deal on asylum?

Niall Cooper's speech at the Labour Party fringe meeting on 26 September 2006

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Bringing Populorum Progressio into the 21st Century

Jim Hynes, Catholic lay activist from North Wales reflects on the relevence of Populorum Progessio to poverty and globalisation today.

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Why small people can change the world

Niall Cooper's article for Reform magazine.

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God takes the poor's side

John Pridmore's reflection for the third Sunday of Epiphany.

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