A letter urging the government to take action on the issue of child poverty in the current economic climate appears in today’s Guardian. The letter has been signed by 28 religious representatives, humanists and scientists and puts pressure on the government to “Keep the Promise” to eradicate child poverty by making changes in the forthcoming budget.
The letter was signed by Polly Toynbee, President of the British Humanist Association, Professor Lewis Wolpert, Vice-President, British Humanist Association, Claire Rayner OBE, Vice President of the British Humanist Association, Peter Cave, chair of the Humanist Philosophers, and Fiona Millar, BHA Distinguished Supporter.
Pepper Harow, BHA Local Campaigns Officer commented, ‘This joint action shows the solidarity between people of many different religious and non-religious beliefs, all equally concerned that tackling child poverty should not be pushed off the agenda in this difficult economic environment. It is in economic times like these when we should be most attentive to the needs of the most vulnerable in our society.’