Category Archives: Comment on news

A church response to the Scottish Referendum

Here Rev Chris Knights speaks about his experience of how the Church can support the community whilst staying neutral during the lead up to the Independence Referendum in Scotland. These are his thoughts on what the church role should be … Continue reading

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Moneylenders

Over the past couple of days I have heard the story of the Salvation Army matchbox factory. It is an inspiring story, where the Church stepped up to do what was not being done by society. So often, we complain … Continue reading

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Vilification of the masses

I must confess I didn’t know what to say, when I saw on twitter on Wednesday morning the article on the front of the Daily Mail stating that the welfare state was to blame for the deaths of 6 children … Continue reading

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A church response… an idea

The Citizen Advice Bureau (CAB) is struggling. Government cuts mean that this essential facility is being closed in more and more areas, resulting in surviving CAB offices becoming overwhelmed by new clients and the phone in service being wildly oversubscribed. … Continue reading

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Living Life on the Edge

A post from interim CEO at Livability, Dave Webber. Follow him on twitter @davelivability As the Government’s scythe sinks ever deeper into public service funding it continues to reap its intended saving; however, it also causes substantial unintended damage in … Continue reading

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Reserved for the rich…

Is London the city for the rich? Increasingly house prices are becoming a serious issue. It is true that on the salary I am on, I have no prospect of buying a property in this city for about 20 years. … Continue reading

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Bishops speak…

I spend a considerable amount of my time asking questions of churches. What is the place of the church in society? During these cuts can we really do anything when we have so little money? This article tells us that … Continue reading

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