Christians for Economic Justice

Previously called Christianity Uncut

Christians call for repentance from Starbuck’s on Ash Wednesday

Chris Howson - Ash Wednesday

Following the Ash Wednesday service at Sunderland Minster, Rev Chris Howson led tax kustice campaigners to Starbuck’s coffee shop in The Bridges.

During the period of Lent, Chris, an Anglican chaplain at Sunderland University has called for people to “give up” their visits to companies that avoid paying tax. His call is supported by Christianity Uncut.

Ash has long been used by the church as a symbol of repentance. Chris prayed in the street he daubed a temporary symbol of the cross, in ash, on the window of Starbuck’s and called upon them to change their ways.

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