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Faith leaders call for changes to welfare to stop more people falling into poverty

(Photo: Unsplash/evstyle)Faith leaders in Scotland have made a joint call to the UK and Scottish Governments urging changes to welfare to stem the rising tide of poverty.  They say Westminster and Holyrood should implement measures that reflect the values of "care and compassion", and which would "make a real difference to families and individuals living... Read more

Billy Bray: the tin miner evangelist who always rejoiced despite bitter poverty

J John 02 August 2020 | 9:28 AM Cornish preacher Billy BrayOne of my heroes is the Cornish evangelist Billy Bray. I read his biography soon after becoming a Christian and was hugely impacted and inspired. Billy was born in 1794 in Cornwall. Born in poverty and barely educated, Billy became a tin miner. Despite... Read more

Lockdown and political upheaval drag Lebanon into devastating poverty – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — In October of 2019, Lebanon plunged into months of revolution and non-stop protests. For 100 days, the country existed in a state of upheaval as locals protested corrupt officials. Then, just as the political chaos seemed to be dying down, COVID-19 reached Lebanon, and locals moved into 100 days of lockdown. 100... Read more

FARMS: Stepping out of poverty and pursuing freedom from shame – Mission Network News

South East Asia (MNN) The saving power of the Gospel means freedom. But often, physical circumstances provide challenges on this side of heaven. In rural South East Asia, poverty can combine with shame to provide constant struggles for new believers. FARMS International strengthens the local Church by helping Christians achieve sustainable business goals to leave... Read more

Churches warned to prepare for ‘tidal wave of poverty’

Christian charity The Trussell Trust has reported an increase in demand for emergency food parcels during the pandemic(Photo: The Trussell Trust)As church leaders are studying government guidelines, working out how safely to open their churches for public worship, they are being urged to be ready to respond to the lasting impact of the pandemic on... Read more

Asylum seekers and refugees help Salvation Army respond to coronavirus food poverty

Fadi (L) and Lina (R) have been cooking traditional Syrian food for their neighbours during the lockdown.Asylum seekers and refugees are among the volunteers assisting The Salvation Army as it responds to food poverty across the UK during the coronavirus crisis.They are part of an army of volunteers packing essential food parcels and cooking meals... Read more

‘Morally wrong’ to expect care workers to work ‘for poverty pay’ without proper PPE

Fri 29 May 2020 12:36 BST Dr John Sentamu said care workers were putting their lives at risk doing their jobs "for poverty pay"The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, is backing calls to the Government to ensure care workers receive a living wage. The campaign has been launched by Citizens UK after care worker Tabitha... Read more

Ministry partners thrown into “abject poverty” during pandemic – Mission Network News

International (MNN) — Its no secret that nearly every corner of the world has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, Bruce Smith of Wycliffe Associates took to social media to share personal accounts from field partners: Heart. Broken. Just received a letter from a close friend and partner in Bible translation, … thrown into... Read more

Breaking cycles of catastrophe and poverty in Haiti – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Haiti (MNN) The folks of Haiti have a long-running historical past with catastrophe and poverty. One ministry is utilizing enterprise loans to assist locals construct themselves out of the cycle. For 20 years FARMS Worldwide has operated two separate mortgage packages in Haiti. Surviving hurricanes, earthquake, and illness, these locally-run packages search to strengthen... Read more

COVID-19 shutdown sends over half of Lebanon beneath poverty line

[ad_1] Lebanon (MNN) — Earlier than the COVID-19 outbreak, Lebanon was already struggling economically; 33 % of the inhabitants lived beneath the poverty line. Now, with companies shut-down to include the virus, over half of the Lebanese individuals dwell beneath the poverty line. Lebanon is presently in lockdown till April 26. In accordance with Human... Read more

This is How 2020 Candidates Are Responding to a Christian Group’s Query About Poverty | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Each election cycle, a religion coalition referred to as The Circle of Safety asks presidential candidates about their plans to struggle starvation and poverty. The Circle of Safety (to not be confused with the Wiccan spell) is made up of a various array of Christian teams just like the Nationwide Affiliation of... Read more

9 Issues You Ought to Know About World Poverty

[ad_1] On Monday a trio of American economistsAbhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremerwon the Nobel Prize in economicsfor their experimental strategy to assuaging international poverty. Because the Nobel Committee says, The analysis performed by this years Laureates has significantly improved our capability to struggle international poverty. In simply 20 years, their new experiment-based strategy... Read more

Poverty proves an impediment to restoration efforts in Haiti – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Haiti (MNN) Haiti is in bother.Between back-to-back pure disasters, an everyday revolving door in authorities, a failing economic system,and frequent unrest, restoration appears a good distance off. The European Union simply launched over 9 million Euro in humanitarian helpas a result of the meals safety scenario perches on the fringe of disaster.In line with... Read more