Advent: Following Christ in a broken world
As our season of waiting reaches its final Sunday, here is a video to focus our thoughts.
Advent: The importance of prophecy
Sharing prophetic visions requires bravery because speaking truth to power is often not easy or comfortable. Bishop Tim encourages us to pray for the courage to be brave and truthful.
267 years of Christingle
For our first Christingle service, held in December 1968 at Lincoln Cathedral, we expected 300 people but some 1500 attended the celebration.
Advent: Harriet Tubman and the promised land
Can we find joy and beauty in the midst of struggle? Today Graham Sparkes draws us close to reveal the contextual layers behind Jacob Lawrence’s painting. The joy and beauty of Harriet Tubman leading hundreds of slaves to freedom is sharply contrasted against the reality that they needed to be freed in the first place.
Our role is both to celebrate stories of joy and beauty, and to be those who are making these stories reality today.
Nick Clegg: ‘An extra 1.3 million infants are benefitting from free school meals’
The deputy prime minister praises our ‘excellent campaign’ in support of free school meals for infants
A warm message from Lurine Cato in support of Christingle
Lurine Cato is supporting The Children’s Society’s annual festive campaign, Christingle, which is raising money for the charity’s work with children whose lives are blighted by poverty.
Extend free school meals to all families on universal credit
New government data reveals a rise of 250,000 children in poverty in working households
'Some children don't get as much as us at Christmas and many don't even get anything to eat'
Primary school pupils Alasdair, Dan and Bethany talk about what they learned the day a Children's Society volunteer speaker visited their school
A Seriously Awkward age?
Thousands of 16 and 17 year olds are being let down by inconsistencies in the law, left without the same basic protections as younger children. Our quiz will help you find out which laws treat 16 and 17 year olds as a child and in which cases they’re seen as adults.
Infographic: Ten facts and figures about childhood poverty
Our policy adviser draws on a range of figures to create a broad picture of childhood poverty
4 v 95: Asylum-seeking children and families need free school meals
Free school meals for children in asylum-seeking families would help those surviving on £5 a day for each family member