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PRAXIS newsletter

July 2019 edition (Nr. 106)

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Some schools have already broken up for the summer, Parliament will soon be in recess and we hope that you too will be able to have some time to rest, recuperate and enjoy some relief from regular commitments over the next few weeks.

With the UK in the throes of a Conservative leadership contest, we’re expecting that the political currents will continue to experience some turbulence despite the holidays, and the Joint Public issues Team will have plenty to keep us occupied too, as we finalise preparations for our workshops at Greenbelt Festival in August.

Information supplied by Hannah & Roo, editors

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lichfield: for richer for poorer

A report about the Diocese of Lichfield’s four year church partnership project. This report draws on material produced by Ruth Clay, Church Partnerships Worker for the project.

This information was supplied by:
Revd Dr David Primrose, Director of Transforming Communities
07975644044 (m); 01785 748976 (h); 01543 622591 (o)

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The Church of England, Diocese of Lichfield
Unit 1 Three Spires, Station Road, Lichfield WS13 6HX

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CUF Plan germinates!

 

Dear David,

Thank you for your continued support of the Mustard Seed Appeal and the Just Finance Foundation. We wanted to update you on some significant pieces of news as we work towards fairer finance.

First step towards fairer credit as Wonga goes into administration

The announcement that high cost credit provider Wonga has gone into administration is a sign that the Just Finance Foundation’s work is having a real impact. The rates charged by Wonga for their loans have been one of the criticisms of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who wants to see a fairer credit landscape for all. In 2013 he announced the church would compete Wonga out of business by supporting more ethical credit unions.

Canon Paul Hackwood, Executive Director of Church Urban Fund and Trustee of the Just Finance Foundation says:

‘Today we are seeing the result of the much-needed tougher financial regulations starting to bite. The Just Finance Foundation (JFF) – the Archbishop’s charity focused on fostering a fair financial system – is working to promote financial health, of many struggling with debt right across the social spectrum, and particularly among those for whom making ends meet is a daily struggle.’

Read the full article in yesterdays (30/08/2018) Guardian  here

What comes after Welby’s War on Wonga

Just a few weeks before ago, Rowena Young, Executive Director for the Just Finance Foundation (JFF), outlined the plans for how the JFF might help to increase our nation’s financial capability.

Read her article in the Church Times here

This extract came from an email from:

Church Urban Fund

Church House, 27 Great Smith Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AZ

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Help available from charity ‘Buttle UK’ for children without a bed

“More than four hundred thousand children do not have a bed of their own, forcing many to share or sleep on the floor. Gerri McAndrew from the charity Buttle UK and Assistant Head Teacher Bex Wilson, who realised one of her own pupils was having to sleep on the floor, discuss.” Quote from BBC Radio 4, Woman’s Hour, Sat 4 Aug 2018, 4.00 pm
Link to BBC Radio 4 to listen!
WAKE UP CALL Half a million British children don’t have their own bed so help us change that with our Beds For Kids campaign We need your help to give every single child a place to sleep tight Ruth Harrison, The Sun, 5 May 2018
Read the full article in the Sun!

Be aware! Some readers may find neighboring articles in the Sun unacceptable

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Tackling Modern day Slavery

Tackling Modern Day Slavery Amongst Homeless Individuals

As winter arrives, churches and communities across the UK are opening their churches and community centres and running night shelters to provide a warm bed to those who have nowhere else to go. But homeless people are still vulnerable to another danger: modern slavery.

That’s why The Clewer Initiative has worked together with Housing Justice, as well as Caritas Westminster and Capital Mass, to produce a video on modern slavery and homelessness.

Homeless people across the UK are being targeted by people who want to exploit them for profit. They will recruit them on the streets, at soup kitchens, and at night shelters, promising them a job and a place to stay.

“When people are in such a desperate situation, you’re at such a low ebb in terms of your confidence, self-esteem, your self-worth, and you’re prime to being exploited.”

Mark Brennan, Shelter Projects Coordinator, Housing Justice

Watch the video here!