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Poverty, Politics and Christianity

These are resources on the Life on the Breadline project key themes – poverty, politics and Christianity.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation have produced this short film ‘This is poverty’ to capture people’s experiences of poverty in the UK and two show that this can and should change.

Local women in Leeds produced a documentary ‘Fighting Shame’, published with The Guardian in January 2019, to share stories of poverty and how it is being tackled in their community.

Why do volunteers persist in volunteering?

Life on the Breadline Research Fellow, Stephanie Denning, has published a paper on why volunteers persist in volunteering in the journal Social and Cultural Geography.  Click on the above image to access the paper, or contact Stephanie.

Church Action on Poverty

Find out more about the work of Life on the Breadline project partner, Church Action on Poverty.  One of Church Action on Poverty's most recent reports is 'Compassion in Crisis' .

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Life on the Breadline Co-Investigator Robert Beckford’s BBC 2016 documentary ‘The Battle for Christianity’ explores the role of social justice as mission in contemporary Britain, including highlighting the work of food banks.

Volunteers have been important players in responding to UK food poverty.  Life on the Breadline Research Fellow, Stephanie Denning, has written a policy briefing on retaining volunteers.

Research Fellow, Stephanie Denning, wrote a blog for Feeding Britain on how volunteers are responding to holiday hunger

Listen to Jamaican Bible Remix – a practical theo-musicology focussing on social justice themes in the New Testament by Life on the Breadline Co-Investigator Robert Beckford