‘For Richer For Poorer’ represents a clear,
high-level insight into how poverty and marginalisation
are experienced across the diocese of Oxford.
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“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 pmLink 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 2018Read the full article in the Sun!
Be aware! Some readers may find neighboring articles in the Sun unacceptableLink to charity ‘Buttle UK’, web site to apply for help! end of post
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.
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
For more information visit: www.housingjustice.org.uk
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Transforming Communities Together
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The Credit Union Movement has always stressed the all humanity are brothers and sisters and puts this ideal into practice in the economic field. No words have expressed this idea more beautifully or more meaningfully than the Prayer of St. Francis which has since been widely recognised as the official prayer of the Credit Union Movement.
Make me an instrument of thy peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love
For it is in giving, that we receive
It is in pardoning, that we are pardoned
And it is in dying, that we are born to eternal life.
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Revd Dr Mark Clavier, Acting Principal of St Michaelâ€™s College, Cardiff.
On Day 2 we started with a Eucharist at St John the Baptist Church and were welcomed by Rev’d Canon Dr Sarah Rowland Jones and then heard from the founder of the Women Seeking Sanctuary Action Group, a Cameroonian refugee Constance Nzeneu, and then from Jonathan Cox about Cardiff Citizens.
Richard has a passion for rurality and finds this means pushing boundaries and working outside the box, with farmers, farming unions, charities and very small rural communities, pub ministry.
Rt Rev’d John Davies, Bishop of Swansea and Brecon gave the keynote address and brought our attention to the challenge of Archbishop William temple.
Continue reading Rt Rev’d John Davies
Promoting Responsible Credit and Saving July 2014 Newsletter
Murston ‘Community Bank’
A recently retired couple with banking experience, a generous gift from a local builder and the prayers and determination of a small congregation have been the key ingredients in the launch of Murston Community Bank.
In June Westminster Abbey hosted a celebration of 50 years of credit unions in Great Britain