We’re all in this together

I love the story of Ruth in the Old Testament. Not so long back we spent a few weeks working through it together as a Home Group. The story is of a family who leave Bethlehem during a famine for Moab. It’s a story about economic migrants. They settle in Moab and the sons marryContinue reading “We’re all in this together”

Child Food Poverty – when will we stop to ask what the actual problem is?

There is a point in a crisis where people are rushing around trying to act to deal with it and not thinking that they have time to stop, observe and think.  They argue that this is because they think it is so serious. Ironically, all of their efforts to act suggest that they have notContinue reading “Child Food Poverty – when will we stop to ask what the actual problem is?”

Free School Meals – The Elephant in the Room

In the summer, Marcus Rashford launched a successful campaign to get free school meal provision extended into the summer holidays. At the time, I wrote that whilst he should be congratulated, this was not in fact a long term solution to childhood food poverty. My argument at the time was that we should be askingContinue reading “Free School Meals – The Elephant in the Room”