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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.