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Church Leaders Sign Poverty Letter

Tuesday February 18 2020

Over 350 ministers and other leaders of local churches across all the main Christian denominations have signed an open letter to the UK’s churches, calling on them to increase the pressure on politicians to tackle poverty.

The letter, an initiative of Church Action on Poverty (CAP), says that ‘the Church cannot remain silent’ in the face of ‘the deepening crisis of poverty’ in the UK. It commits to speaking truth to power, ‘with and alongside those whose voices are consistently ignored by those in power in corporate, media and public life’.

It has been published to coincide with Church Action on Poverty Sunday, this Sunday (February 23), and many of the signatories who have signed it have pledged to read it aloud in their services.

So far there are 23 signatories from Scotland, and around 10 from the Church of Scotland, although CAP is still calling for more church leaders to add their names.

You can read the full letter and add your name here. There are resources for Church Action on Poverty Sunday here.


Annie GLENDINNING - Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

“More has to be done. ”

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