A network of Christians working against government cuts have urged ministers to not ‘punish the poor for the sins of the rich’.
Christianity Uncut marched with thousands of people of many religions or none in London, Belfast and Glasgow on Sunday for ‘A Future That Works’.
The group said that many churches are witnessing the effects of growing poverty, unemployment and homelessness in their own communities.
They urge Christians to be at the forefront of campaigns looking for alternatives, such as a crackdown on corporate tax dodging, the cancellation of the Trident nuclear weapons system and a cap on private sector rents.
Sally Rush, from Milton Keynes, joined the march in London and said: “As a Christian, as well as part of wider society, I believe I have a responsibility to campaign against the causes of poverty as well as working to minimise the effects.
“For me regularly praying ‘your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven’ means I have to actively engage in seeking that kingdom.