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SUCCESSFUL PETITION TO BAN PAYDAY LOAN ADS
On Wednesday evening, 27 November 2013, Tower Hamlets Council took a decision to ban payday loan adverts on public billboards and bus shelters and/or setting up business in local authority property. This followed a petition organised and led by churches More ...
Geoff Knott
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REFUGEES, IMMIGRATION AND THE CHURCH
Immigration is a hot subject politically at the best of times. It divides communities and politicians alike. It’s emotive. It tends to bring out the defensive instincts of human nature. It’s not the best of times to talk about immigration in the UK. More ...
Martin Charlesworth
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FOSTERING AND ADOPTION - CRISIS AND OPPORTUNITY
A few months ago I was talking to a social worker who told me that in her area there were virtually no placements available for children needing fostering. In that particular local authority, all children needing to be fostered were being sent to other More ...
Martin Charlesworth
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THE PARADOX OF POVERTY IN EUROPE
There has been an intense focus in the media on the economic state of Europe for a long time now. For a while, the news was dominated by the recklessness and weakness of the banks. Then there was a focus on the desperate economic weakness of southern More ...
Martin Charlesworth
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The Sidelined
As a result of Brexit, there are many people feeling disempowered. Whether they feel unheard or just angry at the situation, the outcome of disempowerment is the same. More ...
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