It suits the current political climate to perpetuate a narrative that poor people are poor because they don’t work hard. The growing gulf between the haves and the have nots in our world is bad for society. Monkeys just do it faster.
We are in the middle of the lent course at Holy Nativity where we are looking at issues of wealth and poverty. We have been following Kindle a Flame by Church Action on Poverty and it is really good pulling together a rich variety of scripture and resources. There is a great group of people
This is a cartoon by Chris Slane (@slanecartoons)
Dear Nick Clegg, Today is voting day and I wanted to let you know what happened on May 6th 2010. You may remember the day as there was a real buzz around the country. People were generally disaffected with politics and longing for change. We had moved into a modern era of politics where image
It has been an interesting week for Church of England clergy and the poor in the newspapers. Revd Simon Cross is undertaking a 40 day hunger strike fast through lent to highlight the plight of the poor in the United Kingdom. In a national move to mark the beginning of lent, 27 Bishops penned an
I don’t think I need to write an article about our international aid budget do I?
Last night I watched QI and it was all about happiness. The wonderful thing about QI is that every 30 seconds you have your perceptions challenged. You look at the TV and say “Eh, what, really“? What made me do the double take last night? Stephen Fry said that there is a 10% wider gap
I hadn’t heard of Dodgy since their one hit (did they have more?) Good Enough. It would seem a timely reminder of the real poverty that some experience here in the UK. You only have to scroll two posts on this blog to find the last time I pointed out the injustice of the gap
Yesterday I was watching TV when this advert came on. The day before that Dave Walker posted this cartoon. Today I watched Prime Ministers questions where they jeered at each other like a bunch of 18th century toffs fighting over a slice of pie whilst arguing the pros and cons of an 11% pay rise