A joint statement from Scottish faith communities, signed by representatives from Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Islamic faiths, declares a “moral responsibility” to address the problem.
Published at the end of Challenge Poverty Week, the show of unity and solidarity from leaders of different religions calls for more action to “tackle the rising tide of poverty.”
The message is directed to both the UK and Scottish governments, in addition to local authorities, and states: “It is not right that so many people are trapped in poverty.
“We have a moral responsibility to change this.
“Challenge Poverty Week is a chance to raise our voices and highlight what we can do as a society to loosen the grip of poverty.”
The 15 signatories of the statement include the Archbishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Church Mario Conti, Glasgow Central Mosque Immam Maulana Habib Ur Rehman Moderator of the Church of Scotland Rev Colin Sinclair, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church Revd Mark Strange, Chair of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society Shabir Beg; Interfaith representative for the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities Alan Kay and Hindu Priest Acharya Ji Mishra.
Rev Strange said: “I am very aware that across Scotland, many families and individuals are continually living lives of struggle and stress as they find it impossible to reconcile the needs of their children and loved one with…
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