Sheffield Poverty Update No.21 April 2012
Church Action on Poverty is a national ecumenical Christian social justice charity, committed totackling poverty in the UK. We work in partnership with churches and with people in povertythemselves to find solutions to poverty, locally, nationally and globally1
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This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth
Make your Pledge to Close the Gap between rich andpoor.
Give, Act and Pray
Sheffield Church Action on Poverty can provide a speaker to deliver a presentation on this campaign toChurch groups please contact our secretary
There is little sign that narrowing the gap between rich and poor is a priority within our culture,and therefore little sign of increased fulfilment for people on both sides of the gap. There are goodpragmatic reasons for working to close the gap. For Christians there is something more.
The gapis an affront to God who made all human beings of equal worth.
The full publication can be downloaded from Church Action on Poverty web site. The publicationincludes articles by 11 prominent Christians of different denominations. They explore different
‘gaps’ or examples of inequality, including the Tax Gap, the Pay Ga
p, the Price Gap, the PowerGap, and others