Christians Against Poverty has won cross-party praise in the House on Commons for its positive contribution to society.
A debate held on May 5 centred on the ‘contribution of faith organisations to the voluntary sector in local communities’ during which CAP was commended on account of its work with people struggling with debt, unemployment and addictions.
Conservative MP Fiona Bruce named CAP as she paid tribute to Christian not-for-profit organisations for the invaluable role they play in community outreach, saying: ‘Political parties will come and go in terms of their authority in our communities, but the churches will be there, enduring this century as they did last century and centuries before that, and that is why it is so important that we support them in the way that we do.’
Other Christian organisations which were praised by MPs included those working with the homeless, victims of trafficking and elderly people.
Conservative MP Simon Burns described faith groups as unsung heroes of society while
Labour MP Stephen Timms, spoke of a ‘new movement of faith-based social activism’ making a ‘growing and immensely positive contribution to society.’
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