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
Thank the Lord it is self esteem Friday, perhaps now I can finally pay these bills. Hi, is that British Gas? I’m skint but I feel fantastic. I’m wondering, are you prepared to accept self esteem? I’ve been a bit busy of late. When we finished the final shout of “he is risen indeed” I
One in four people suffer from mental health problems in their lifetime. The UK government is calling for better mental health provision whilst cutting funding for the NHS. There are deep cuts happening in mental health services across the country. You probably haven’t heard this as it is being swept under the carpet. Finally, there
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 week I blogged about the growing gap between the rich and the poor. I also mentioned that wealth is only wealth if it is compared to poverty. If we are all millionaires, a million quid isn’t worth anything. This article brings home a terrifying statistic. A new report from Oxfam on Monday. It warned
I’m always cutting edge and up to date, never several days behind. No no no. I recorded The Big Benefits Row the other night because I’d had a bad day. A well informed individual from the local area was using Facebook to inform everyone that Foodbanks were just a way for “trendy, dogooder, left wing,
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