Call for church action on poverty

Nearly 500 church leaders and elders have urged churches to put poverty at the centre of national attention

Quakers were among nearly 500 church leaders and elders who have called for UK churches to ensure that ‘the deepening crisis of UK poverty is at the centre of national attention’. Nine Friends from Selly Oak, Newcastle, Sittingbourne, Inverness, Beeston, Dorchester and Stocksfield Local Meetings signed the open letter calling on the churches to ‘redouble our efforts not just to alleviate the symptoms of poverty, but to call out the root causes, systems and structures which ensnare so many in poverty today’. The letter was read aloud in many services on 23 February to mark Church Action on Poverty Sunday.

You need to login to read subscriber-only content and/or comment on articles.