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Poverty Action Sunday, marked on 7 February, draws our attention to the issue of food poverty. Marie Trubic, a Church Related Community Worker in East London, asks why so many in the UK go without adequate food

Food is a gift from God – and access to adequate food is a human right.

Despite this, we have seen an increase in the number of people in this country who rely on charitable food aid and many churches now host or run a foodbank. More and more people who are working are also finding themselves having to depend on the services of foodbanks.

Read more: Take action on food poverty

Churches across England are being invited to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to fund innovative projects fostering a better understanding between science and faith.

Large or small-scale project proposals are being invited from Christian churches in all areas of the country for Scientists in Congregations, a scheme aimed at inspiring discussion and learning about the relationship between faith and science.

Read more: Science and faith projects grant launched

Makeshift tented shelter in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley

Four major UK Churches have called on governments to provide substantial new funding to alleviate the suffering of the people of Syria including refugees in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.

The call from the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church comes on the eve of the 2016 international pledging conference for Syria, taking place in London.

Read more: Governments must do more to meet the immediate need of Syria's people, say Churches

Rejoice and Sing – the Full Music Edition is now out of print – yet some churches are actively looking for copies.

The publications office at Church House is hoping to help meet a need by pairing churches looking for copies with churches that, for one reason or another, have one or more copies they are no longer using. In the first instance we’re looking to compile a list of churches/individuals with unwanted copies of Rejoice and Sing – the Full Music Edition; if you have copies that are surplus to requirement please email Ingrid Schiller with the details.

Read more: Rejoice and swap!