Category Archives: Social action

Fight for Justice over the Olympics

The It’s a Penalty campaign harnesses the power of sport to protect children from exploitation and abuse around the world, and at major global sporting events. Throughout the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, It’s a Penalty reached over 300 million people globally. There were 11,252 calls to the Brazilian national crisis line reporting child exploitation. […]

Cybercrime Workshop for Charities

Please find a ‘Save the Date’ request, for a free Cybercrime Workshop aimed at helping smaller charities and voluntary organisations protect themselves against cybercrime attacks. This will be held on the morning of Thursday 10th November 2016 at St John’s House in Winchester.   If you are interested in attending, or would like any further […]

A learning opportunity from Tearfund

Our vision of God’s Kingdom coming here on earth includes a fair and sustainable world where all people can flourish, and creation is cared for. To get there, we need a prophetic movement of people working for transformation in the way we live our daily lives, as well as political change on poverty, the environment […]

Kid President’s 2016 campaign aims to end child hunger

The European referendum isn’t the only campaign story you should be paying attention to this year — everyone’s favourite kid “politician” is speaking out about the big issues, too. Robby Novak, better known as YouTube sensation Kid President, teamed up with ConAgra Foods and Feeding America to launch a new campaign Thursday focusing on child hunger […]

More people than ever use food banks in Britain today – and I’m one of them

As the Trussell Trust reveals that food bank usage is at record levels one user writes a first hand account of her experiences using one: My designated food bank operates out of a nearby church and I feel a deep sense of shame and anxiety on the way there. I worry that someone I know […]

Save our Children’s Centres & Early Help Hubs

I have been involved in the campaign against cuts to our children’s centres and early help hubs in Hampshire, partly through my role as the Chair of the New Forest East Children’s Centre Partnership Board, and as a member of the New Forest Early Help Hub as a local children’s and youth worker. How can you […]

Archbishop of York criticises the new Living Wage

An article written by the Archbishop of York on the introduction of the new Living Wage challenging the new Living Wage that George Osborne has created, arguing that it is essentially an increase on the national minimum wage for over-25s and rebranded it the national living wage: Last year, just after a certain supermarket announced […]

Supermarkets donate food to charities

Supermarkets in France have been banned from throwing away or spoiling unsold food by law.  The stores are now required to donate unwanted food to charities and food banks. To stop foragers, some supermarkets have poured bleach over the discarded food or storing binned food in locked warehouses. Courbevoie councillor Arash Derambarsh had started a petition to […]

Smart map for homeless people in Berlin

I love the concept of this map – it’s beautiful and yet also incredibly helpful. Adapting the London Underground map, the Berliner Stadtmission, raises the issue of homeless people in the winter. The map highlights places for help and shelter in the German capital – places where clothing and food can be collected, and where […]

‘Credit unions provide a much-needed alternative for many consumers’

Check out this brilliant post on how ‘Credit unions provide a much-needed alternative for many consumers’: The UK has a money problem. And no, I don’t mean our national debt. This one is personal. Money being borrowed by consumers recently saw its highest jump in eight years, whilst one in three of us couldn’t afford a £200 […]

Research into local foodbanks (Hampshire, Portsmouth & Southampton)

There are now at least 20 food banks in the Hampshire area, including some of the wealthiest parts of the county. They cover rural and urban locations, with approximately 50% affiliated to the Trussel Trust. The research commissioned by the Bill Sargent Trust reinforced the findings of national research. Users generally go to food banks only […]

Archbishop of Canterbury: “ We all benefit from the gifts that refugees bring”.

The Archbishop of Canterbury writes, “ We all benefit from the gifts that refugees bring” in The Big Issue: The scale of the problem we are facing as a global human family is astonishing. More than half a million people have crossed the Mediterranean and Aegean so far this year. They are fleeing war, persecution and deprivation […]