This General Election was very different not least because of the number of young people (under 25 years) who got involved. I remember at the launch of our candidate’s local campaign, at which more young people than usually turned up in support, declaring that this 2017 election could become the young people’s election not least […]
With the demise of the Soviet bloc in the late 80’s the fear of a nuclear holocaust receded for a few years only to be replaced by a fear that a terrorist group of some sort would get its hands on such a weapon. More recently, with the likes of the expansionist Vladimir Putin, the […]
At the ecumenical Thornbury Centre in Bradford, a recent conference organized by the Bradford Churches Welfare State group assessed the post-election position. What was clear from the contributions of the participants is that media and political announcements that ‘austerity is over’ are at best wishful thinking. While the newspapers declare that the election result has […]
What advice is there for Catholics for the upcoming General Election?
Over two years ago the Commission held a one day conference about foodbanks. At that time nearly a million sets of emergency food supplies were being given out by the foodbanks organised by the Trussell Trust. Since then the situation has become worse. More people are using foodbanks today than 2 years ago. The rate […]
It’s difficult to talk about peace when daily on our televisions we see images of violence. Ones that come to my mind are the daily images of the damage to Aleppo, the aftermath of the Iraq war or the sight of violent men driving trucks into crowds.It’s easy just to feel fear and despair – […]
Sophie comes from Manchester but has seen the error of her ways and moved to the east side of the Pennines to do her Masters in Global Development at the University of Leeds and be a volunteer in the Leeds CAFOD Volunteer Centre The Girl Effect is an initiative founded by the NIKE Foundation that aims […]
There are still 350 million children in our world in extreme poverty at risk from death by hunger, lack of clean fresh water, healthcare and with little chance of education, or productive supporting work. Despite decades of international efforts and resolutions at the United Nations and some real reductions in the scale of poverty world-wide, […]