Christianity Uncut

Christians against the cuts

Welcome

Welcome to Christianity Uncut. We are an informal network of Christians campagining against the UK government’s cuts agenda and the injustices of capitalism.  We are inspired by Jesus, who brought good news to the poor and who took nonviolent direct action in the Jerusalem Temple in solidarity with people who are poor, exploited and marginalised.

The austerity agenda is dividing people against each other and forcing the poor to pay for the sins of the rich. We stand in solidarity with people of other religions and none who are resisting austerity and inequality, in the UK and elsewhere. We are committed to active nonviolence and seek to approach our opponents with love, not hatred.

OLSX eviction - BBC - 2

Christianity Uncut members pray at the eviction
of Occupy London Stock Exchange in 2012.

Since Christianity Uncut was formed in 2011, we have spoken out against disability cuts, tax avoidance, the bedroom tax and the waste of resources on military spending. We have organised a visible Christian presence at anti-cuts protests in London, Birmingham and Belfast. We formed a ring of prayer at the eviciton of Occupy London Stock Exchange. Along with other groups, we peacefully blocked entrances to the London arms fair in 2013 and several of our members were arrested.

We applaud church leaders when they speak out against the cuts but we call on them to go further. We have held acts of prayer and protest outside events at which the church is co-opted by capitalism: an arms dealers’ meeting at Church House, the church service for Conservative Party conference; a conference on Christian leadership at Holy Trinity Brompton addressed by leaders of Goldman Sachs and Serco.

Chris Howson - Ash Wednesday

Christianity Uncut members in Sunderland call on Starbuck’s
to repent of tax-dodging on Ash Wednesday 2013.

You can read our latest news and views, have a look at our frequently asked questions or find out more about joining in. You’re very welcome to get in touch at christiansagainstcuts@gmail.com. You can also visit our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

4 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Are you for real, or decoy false flag recruitment of the Communist Party seeking ‘useful idiots’, as Marx or Trotsky so lovingly put it. You use of buzz words suggests a strong Socialist education, and not theological education.

    • Hi Alan, as I’ve not studied Communism, Marx, Trotsky, or socialism, I’ll have to take your word for now that those labels might apply. However, the statements which this organisation make here do seem to me to align well with Jesus Christ’s teaching and actvities during his earthly ministry, which I read about regularly in the Bible. I am not currently involved with Christianity Uncut and came here looking for something else but was pleasantly surprised by what I’ve found.

  2. At last| people with Christian based views and ethos standing up to bigoted egostistical government officials. David Cameron has dealt a clear message time and time again with his cuts to the disabled, single mothers, those in council houses, and benefit claimants, immigrants… the list goes on! The devil is getting braver, and revealing himself through his servants. Shocking times. We all should stand up against this abuse of human liberties. Making the poor poorer, and the rich richer, and blaming the previous Government for the current economic shambles is yet another lie too far. Wake up people to the devil’s work.

  3. Good for you! (although I think the use of force when campaigning is definitely valid!)

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