Dear John

We wanted to remind you that Church Action on Poverty Sunday 2021 will be on 21 February, on the theme of 'New Wineskins'. Lockdown means that churches will not be able to gather in person this year, but we are supporting churches to be part of the event online instead. We hope you'll join us:

Give, act and pray to ensure people on the margins are fully involved in the world we build as we emerge from the pandemic

We live in tough times. The pandemic continues to highlight the inequalities that sweep too many people into poverty. But we have also been reminded of the values that matter most: mutuality, compassion and community. As we journey forward together, we have the chance to do things differently. If we are to build a society in which everyone can live a full life, free from poverty, we must ensure the voices of people who are struggling to make ends meet are heard.

Join churches around the UK in prayer, giving and action this Church Action on Poverty Sunday. Share a vision for a society founded on compassion and justice, where all people are able to exercise dignity, agency and power.

"It's vital that we listen to those on the margins who saw and experienced poverty first"
(Stef Benstead, Poverty Truth Commissioner and campaigner for disabled people's rights)

Our free resources include everything you need to reflect and pray for change, and raise funds to enable more people like Stef to speak truth to power. This year, We've prepared slides and otehr resouc res to help you gather online instead of in person.

Click  below to get everything you need to take part on 21 February.

Best wishes

Liam Purcell
Church Action on Poverty