Where mercy and justice meet
Six-week gap adds up to poverty
When I calculated that my local foodbank has seen an 82% increase in demand since Universal Credit was rolled out, I assumed I’d messed up the sums....
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September
19
Author
Natalie Williams
Draft conference programme
We are pleased to announce the draft programme for our 2017 Churches that Change Communities conference...
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August
05
Author
Jubilee+ Team
Seminar speakers at this year's conference
Seminar and speaker information for our seventh annual conference...
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July
29
Author
Jubilee+ Team
A film to challenge our churches
I have just watched the recently released and acclaimed film I, Daniel Blake. It has received seven Bafta nominations and surprised film critics by winning the Palme D’Or at Cannes this year. As a result, it is being widely watched […]
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November
10
Author
Martin Charlesworth
Brexit Britain: what now for the Church?
So where do we go from here in the strange surreal world of Brexit Britain? The decision has been made, but the divorce with the EU has not really begun. No one quite knows what is going to happen or how it is all going to work out […]
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July
22
Author
Martin Charlesworth
A stomach-churning dread of Christmas
How do you feel about Christmas? I love celebrating it, but I don’t like to think about it until December! I enjoyed spending Christmas in China during my year in Beijing, mainly because no decorations went up in shops until the […]
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December
08
Author
Natalie Williams
How do we show we care about poverty at Christmas?
The first time I ever gave to charity was back in the 1980s when I bought Band Aid’s Do They Know it’s Christmas? record, which raised much needed funds for famine relief. Elsewhere, in the same era, Christians responded to this […]
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December
01
Author
Andy Biggs
Poverty - but not as we know it
Claims of ‘social cleansing’, appallingly low wages and ‘Foodbank Britain’ – you only have to read the headlines to see that poverty is an increasing problem in the UK today. What some people don’t realise, though, is that […]
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August
10
Author
Sian Francis-Cox
The challenge of the EA research into poverty in the UK
“78 per cent of evangelicals say the last government’s policies hurt the poor” according to an Evangelical Alliance press release issued on Sunday May 31st to announce the results of the organisation’s latest research By Natalie Williams
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June
01
Author
Natalie Williams
Lord Alton's Keynote Address
Lord Alton's Keynote Address at the launch of the “The Myth of the Undeserving Poor” at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, Tuesday October 21st. Genuine poverty is an enduring problem in the UK. It has remained stubbornly persistent […]
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October
29
Author
Lord David Alton
'I'M NOT A BUM; I'M A HUMAN BEING'
Last week we mentioned we have a book coming out in October called The Myth of the Undeserving Poor. One of the points we make in the book is this; Our attitudes towards people in poverty (and people in general) can so often be based […]
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September
14
Author
Natalie Williams
A book to read 'slowly on your knees'
The first Jubilee+ book will be published next month and available to buy at our Churches that Change Communities conference. In the run up to the event we want to let you know a little bit more about the book, The Myth of the Undeserving […]
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September
07
Author
Natalie Williams
Churches that Change Communities
If your church closed down today, how long would it take for your community to know you had gone? That was the question posed by David Carr of Renewal Church Solihull at the Newfrontiers Everything Conference a couple of years ago […]
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June
30
Author
Natalie Williams
Out of the mouths of babes
No rehearsed party line, no clever rhetoric, no agenda, just this from a hungry 10-year-old: “It shouldn’t be like this. All people should have food.” Last night’s Breadline Kids on Channel 4 made for uncomfortable viewing […]
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June
09
Author
Natalie Williams
Poverty lining the piers
As I was wandering along Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco in February, I came across the man in the photo above. At the time, I'd been thinking a lot about the concept of distinguishing between a deserving and an undeserving poor […]
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April
28
Author
Natalie Williams

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