SPARK newsletter autumn 2019

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Second Class Citizens – powerful new book about disability and austerity

Church Action on Poverty in Sheffield’s 11th annual Pilgrimage

What will it take to end hunger in the UK?

Father Bill Rooke RIP

Learn how you can use our resources to put faith into action

Second Class Citizens – powerful new book about disability and austerity

Church Action on Poverty in Sheffield’s 11th annual Pilgrimage

What will it take to end hunger in the UK?

Spread the word

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SPARK newsletter autumn 2019

Spread the word

Dangerous Stories -‘a complex course for complex times and a complex faith’

Transforming Poverty

Six sessions for churches and house groups: use the film 'I, Daniel Blake' to engage with God’s heart for poverty in your community.

Transforming Poverty is a course by Revd Gayle Greenway, a curate in the Diocese of Lichfield.

In six sessions, the course will bring church or house group members together to talk, think and pray about the struggles that local people, maybe including yourselves, have today or have had in the past because of having little money. Alongside this, it will help you look at how the Bible and your faith in Jesus guide you to respond to these issues.

The course uses Ken Loach’s film I, Daniel Blake to inspire conversations and apply scriptural insights to everyday life issues relating to socioeconomic deprivation.

If you would like a printed copy of the course, just email us and ask.

We know that in most parishes there are people whose low income makes choices between heat, light, food and health a daily challenge. This course will help people to talk together about these things, and hopefully to move beyond talk to prayer, and to action and loving sharing.

———— Canon Dr Christina Baxter, St John’s College

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.
Read more “The truth about poverty?”

Church Action on Poverty North East annual report 2019

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

SPARK newsletter autumn 2019

Spread the word

Dangerous Stories -‘a complex course for complex times and a complex faith’

Compassion in Crisis

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

Lifelines in a crisis: what can cities do?

Second Class Citizens – powerful new book about disability and austerity

Church Action on Poverty in Sheffield’s 11th annual Pilgrimage

What will it take to end hunger in the UK?