Self-help support vs ravages of 'welfare reform'. Never attend anywhere official alone!
This blog currently focuses on national policy matters that impact upon KUWG members.
Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group as a group focuses primarily on combating benefits injustices locally through advocacy in individuals' benefit claims, and demonstrations that emphasise that there is hope when we come together. We are more angry than frightened.
Revd Paul Nicolson: "David Cameron is highly selective about the kind of Christianity he believes in"
Guest blog piece by Revd Paul Nicolson of Taxpayers Against Poverty
CAMERON'S CLAIM TO BE A CHRISTIAN IS REPORTED IN MANY PAPERS TO DAY -
HERE IS A COMMENT FROM MYSELF - SUNDAY IS EASTER DAY FOR US CHRISTIANS -
A DAY WHEN WE CELEBRATE OUR FAITH THAT LOVE WILL ALWAYS WIN DESPITE ALL
THE EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY - HAPPY EASTER
Cameron is highly selective about the kind of Christianity he believes
in and, as he says, a bit vague about the more difficult parts of the
faith. He has experienced the healing power of the Church but says
nothing about the crucifying power of the State. People are hungry not
because the charities have failed to feed them but because Parliament
has passed laws which mean the poorest citizens cannot pay the rent and
keep warm at the same time as buy food and cook it.
difficult part of Christianity is in the crucifixion of its founder by
the State. His teaching urged us all to love the poorest, marginalized
and excluded people first, before the rich and powerful, and in every
thing we do, including law making. Most of the rulers of the time also
found that difficult to stomach.
is asked to debate the speech made by Martin Luther King 50 Years ago
in Washington USA on the 28 August 1963 and to note that it can be
applied to circumstances in Britain in August 2013. He said “I have a
dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true
meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all
men are created equal.”