Religious leaders pledge to fight malnutrition problem in Blackburn

This Is Lancashire: Bishop of Blackburn Julian Henderson Bishop of Blackburn Julian Henderson

CHURCH and mosque leaders last night pledged action to help hard-pressed mums and dads ensure their children were fed properly.

Bishop of Blackburn Julian Henderson and Lancashire Council of Mosques chairman Adbul Hamid Qureshi expressed their concern at the Telegraph’s revelations.

Dean of Blackburn Christopher Armstrong said it was time for Northern community spirit to fight back against the problem of malnutrition in East Lancashire.

Bishop Julian said: “It is a real sadness to read that Blackburn with Darwen has the highest percentage of underweight children in England.

“We know of food poverty in other parts of the world though we should never become used to such a tragedy and inequality. But for it to be on our own doorstep is a rebuke and challenge to us as a local community.

“These latest statistics say something about the way we have chosen to treat one another and the consequences that follow.

“More jobs and an increased income make a huge difference, but money has to be managed well and used wisely.

“For there to be these kind of statistics in 2014 in our own community is a real cry for action, and especially when there is claimed to be such a problem at the other end of the scale with obesity.

“Foodbanks continue to need support and resources, as one of the ways food poverty can be held at bay.”

Mr Qureshi said: “Lancashire Council of Mosques will do all we can to tackle this problem.

“These are shocking and disturbing statistics.

“We need to do all we can with our health campaigns and charities to tackle this problem across all out communities.”

Dean Armstrong said: “Sadly I am not surprised by these figures.

“Churches and Mosques already do a lot on this issue.

“The Northern sense of community is very strong. We need to call on it to tackle this problem in East Lancashire but I accept it is a very big ask.”

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5:03pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Cimbri says...

May it please you, my Lord Bishop, your Grace,

Oh, the dichtomy of it!
A church, that is forever begging for enormous sums to fix up their places of worship, wanting to do more, for the poor, at last.
As Easter approaches, and I'm not suggesting sack-cloth and ashes, but wouldn't it be nice, for any or all parishioners, to donate a weeks shopping, for the poor and needy of the Diocese, much as they do at Harvest Festival?
After all, Easter follows the 40 days of Lent, where you are supposed to give up something, as a form of whatever..

Why, has it not occurred to you, the Bishop, in face of all the poverty here, at home, in Blackburn, to ask that we all donate 10% of our spare dosh, if we are lucky enough to have it, to a local fund, and not do as I do, send it, to some charities anonymous works? After all, charity does begin at home, or so they say.
You say the word, and I'll gift you, more than £140 per month, to start the ball rolling but every penny must be spent here, in this borough, and not on some fanciful scheme of buildings nor far off causes, that is my caveat!
And, my word, is my bond.

The thing is, there have been times in my life, when I've been in some really deep, dark places and the church has helped me out of it, And, given the proverb, 'as ye sow, so shall ye reap', I owe you as a collective, more than these mere words can express, for that help. Time, to call in, that debt in me, I think.
My payments to the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz, because of the help of Pastor Frank Littlefair, for helping me, when I was made homeless and penniless in Germany, are more than repaid now, having paid it to them since 1986, without fail, so much so, that they won't miss them, and since he died in '02, if I explain that I'm doing my bit, for my fellow countrymen, it should suffice as an explanation.
A good Muslim pays zakat to his mosque, as one of the five pillars of Islam, but we Christians, have forgotten the tithe, except in the names of certain buildings, like Tithe barns. Where tithe means one tenth, it's not necessary for you, if you cannot afford it, to give a it, as any little thing helps.
In the Gospels, according to Mark, they are discussing what coin makes two of an other, when making a tax to Rome, when Jesus comes out with an absolute gem of an idea, where each gifts, according to their own. That is, in modern parlance, where you need 3 tins of spaghetti hoops for your family, you buy a four pack, save some money, yet gift the fourth to the poorer people. Same with those 4-pack tins of beans. Buy 4, gift one.
It is written that God will not judge you on the size of your donation, just that you gave, at all. Then he has to deal with me, as I've been throwing tins of catfood into the donation box, not as my mate thinks, 'let them eat catfood' but more that, somewhere, some person or pensioner, will love the fact that I thought of their cat.
Have a lot of the cheap ASDA rice pudding and sardines, in the cupboard but still buy it and throw it in that bin. You can have no idea how nice it is, to eat a tin of rice pudding with sultanas, or that tin of sardines, when the army says, no fires in camp. Sardines and no toast, gives you heartburn but the rice pudding, stops that, the sultanas give you energy, as a bonus.
And finally, why not ask the local micro-brewers, to make a pint of cask ale, named, whatever, that creates an income for the poor? Since Lindisfarne Abbey is a completwe wreck of a building, since the Norsmen sacked it, and yet, makes a decent income from Lindisfarne Mead..
These are just a few of my thoughts concerning those less fortunate than me.

I remain, as ever, your humble servant,

Cimbric.

ps
Romans, go home..
http://www.epicure.d
emon.co.uk/latinless
on.html
May it please you, my Lord Bishop, your Grace, Oh, the dichtomy of it! A church, that is forever begging for enormous sums to fix up their places of worship, wanting to do more, for the poor, at last. As Easter approaches, and I'm not suggesting sack-cloth and ashes, but wouldn't it be nice, for any or all parishioners, to donate a weeks shopping, for the poor and needy of the Diocese, much as they do at Harvest Festival? After all, Easter follows the 40 days of Lent, where you are supposed to give up something, as a form of whatever.. Why, has it not occurred to you, the Bishop, in face of all the poverty here, at home, in Blackburn, to ask that we all donate 10% of our spare dosh, if we are lucky enough to have it, to a local fund, and not do as I do, send it, to some charities anonymous works? After all, charity does begin at home, or so they say. You say the word, and I'll gift you, more than £140 per month, to start the ball rolling but every penny must be spent here, in this borough, and not on some fanciful scheme of buildings nor far off causes, that is my caveat! And, my word, is my bond. The thing is, there have been times in my life, when I've been in some really deep, dark places and the church has helped me out of it, And, given the proverb, 'as ye sow, so shall ye reap', I owe you as a collective, more than these mere words can express, for that help. Time, to call in, that debt in me, I think. My payments to the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz, because of the help of Pastor Frank Littlefair, for helping me, when I was made homeless and penniless in Germany, are more than repaid now, having paid it to them since 1986, without fail, so much so, that they won't miss them, and since he died in '02, if I explain that I'm doing my bit, for my fellow countrymen, it should suffice as an explanation. A good Muslim pays zakat to his mosque, as one of the five pillars of Islam, but we Christians, have forgotten the tithe, except in the names of certain buildings, like Tithe barns. Where tithe means one tenth, it's not necessary for you, if you cannot afford it, to give a it, as any little thing helps. In the Gospels, according to Mark, they are discussing what coin makes two of an other, when making a tax to Rome, when Jesus comes out with an absolute gem of an idea, where each gifts, according to their own. That is, in modern parlance, where you need 3 tins of spaghetti hoops for your family, you buy a four pack, save some money, yet gift the fourth to the poorer people. Same with those 4-pack tins of beans. Buy 4, gift one. It is written that God will not judge you on the size of your donation, just that you gave, at all. Then he has to deal with me, as I've been throwing tins of catfood into the donation box, not as my mate thinks, 'let them eat catfood' but more that, somewhere, some person or pensioner, will love the fact that I thought of their cat. Have a lot of the cheap ASDA rice pudding and sardines, in the cupboard but still buy it and throw it in that bin. You can have no idea how nice it is, to eat a tin of rice pudding with sultanas, or that tin of sardines, when the army says, no fires in camp. Sardines and no toast, gives you heartburn but the rice pudding, stops that, the sultanas give you energy, as a bonus. And finally, why not ask the local micro-brewers, to make a pint of cask ale, named, whatever, that creates an income for the poor? Since Lindisfarne Abbey is a completwe wreck of a building, since the Norsmen sacked it, and yet, makes a decent income from Lindisfarne Mead.. These are just a few of my thoughts concerning those less fortunate than me. I remain, as ever, your humble servant, Cimbric. ps Romans, go home.. http://www.epicure.d emon.co.uk/latinless on.html Cimbri
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5:17pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Cimbri says...

May it please you, my Lord Bishop, your Grace,

Oh, the dichtomy of it!
A church, that is forever begging for enormous sums to fix up their places of worship, wanting to do more, for the poor, at last.
As Easter approaches, and I'm not suggesting sack-cloth and ashes, but wouldn't it be nice, for any or all parishioners, to donate a weeks shopping, for the poor and needy of the Diocese, much as they do at Harvest Festival?
After all, Easter follows the 40 days of Lent, where you are supposed to give up something, as a form of whatever..

Why, has it not occurred to you, the Bishop, in face of all the poverty here, at home, in Blackburn, to ask that we all donate 10% of our spare dosh, if we are lucky enough to have it, to a local fund, and not do as I do, send it, to some charities anonymous works? After all, charity does begin at home, or so they say.
You say the word, and I'll gift you, more than £140 per month, to start the ball rolling but every penny must be spent here, in this borough, and not on some fanciful scheme of buildings nor far off causes, that is my caveat!
And, my word, is my bond.

The thing is, there have been times in my life, when I've been in some really deep, dark places and the church has helped me out of it, And, given the proverb, 'as ye sow, so shall ye reap', I owe you as a collective, more than these mere words can express, for that help. Time, to call in, that debt in me, I think.
My payments to the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz, because of the help of Pastor Frank Littlefair, for helping me, when I was made homeless and penniless in Germany, are more than repaid now, having paid it to them since 1986, without fail, so much so, that they won't miss them, and since he died in '02, if I explain that I'm doing my bit, for my fellow countrymen, it should suffice as an explanation.
A good Muslim pays zakat to his mosque, as one of the five pillars of Islam, but we Christians, have forgotten the tithe, except in the names of certain buildings, like Tithe barns. Where tithe means one tenth, it's not necessary for you, if you cannot afford it, to give a it, as any little thing helps.
In the Gospels, according to Mark, they are discussing what coin makes two of an other, when making a tax to Rome, when Jesus comes out with an absolute gem of an idea, where each gifts, according to their own. That is, in modern parlance, where you need 3 tins of spaghetti hoops for your family, you buy a four pack, save some money, yet gift the fourth to the poorer people. Same with those 4-pack tins of beans. Buy 4, gift one.
It is written that God will not judge you on the size of your donation, just that you gave, at all. Then he has to deal with me, as I've been throwing tins of catfood into the donation box, not as my mate thinks, 'let them eat catfood' but more that, somewhere, some person or pensioner, will love the fact that I thought of their cat.
Have a lot of the cheap ASDA rice pudding and sardines, in the cupboard but still buy it and throw it in that bin. You can have no idea how nice it is, to eat a tin of rice pudding with sultanas, or that tin of sardines, when the army says, no fires in camp. Sardines and no toast, gives you heartburn but the rice pudding, stops that, the sultanas give you energy, as a bonus.
And finally, why not ask the local micro-brewers, to make a pint of cask ale, named, whatever, that creates an income for the poor? Since Lindisfarne Abbey is a completwe wreck of a building, since the Norsmen sacked it, and yet, makes a decent income from Lindisfarne Mead..
These are just a few of my thoughts concerning those less fortunate than me.

I remain, as ever, your humble servant,

Cimbric.

ps
Romans, go home..
http://www.epicure.d
emon.co.uk/latinless
on.html
May it please you, my Lord Bishop, your Grace, Oh, the dichtomy of it! A church, that is forever begging for enormous sums to fix up their places of worship, wanting to do more, for the poor, at last. As Easter approaches, and I'm not suggesting sack-cloth and ashes, but wouldn't it be nice, for any or all parishioners, to donate a weeks shopping, for the poor and needy of the Diocese, much as they do at Harvest Festival? After all, Easter follows the 40 days of Lent, where you are supposed to give up something, as a form of whatever.. Why, has it not occurred to you, the Bishop, in face of all the poverty here, at home, in Blackburn, to ask that we all donate 10% of our spare dosh, if we are lucky enough to have it, to a local fund, and not do as I do, send it, to some charities anonymous works? After all, charity does begin at home, or so they say. You say the word, and I'll gift you, more than £140 per month, to start the ball rolling but every penny must be spent here, in this borough, and not on some fanciful scheme of buildings nor far off causes, that is my caveat! And, my word, is my bond. The thing is, there have been times in my life, when I've been in some really deep, dark places and the church has helped me out of it, And, given the proverb, 'as ye sow, so shall ye reap', I owe you as a collective, more than these mere words can express, for that help. Time, to call in, that debt in me, I think. My payments to the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz, because of the help of Pastor Frank Littlefair, for helping me, when I was made homeless and penniless in Germany, are more than repaid now, having paid it to them since 1986, without fail, so much so, that they won't miss them, and since he died in '02, if I explain that I'm doing my bit, for my fellow countrymen, it should suffice as an explanation. A good Muslim pays zakat to his mosque, as one of the five pillars of Islam, but we Christians, have forgotten the tithe, except in the names of certain buildings, like Tithe barns. Where tithe means one tenth, it's not necessary for you, if you cannot afford it, to give a it, as any little thing helps. In the Gospels, according to Mark, they are discussing what coin makes two of an other, when making a tax to Rome, when Jesus comes out with an absolute gem of an idea, where each gifts, according to their own. That is, in modern parlance, where you need 3 tins of spaghetti hoops for your family, you buy a four pack, save some money, yet gift the fourth to the poorer people. Same with those 4-pack tins of beans. Buy 4, gift one. It is written that God will not judge you on the size of your donation, just that you gave, at all. Then he has to deal with me, as I've been throwing tins of catfood into the donation box, not as my mate thinks, 'let them eat catfood' but more that, somewhere, some person or pensioner, will love the fact that I thought of their cat. Have a lot of the cheap ASDA rice pudding and sardines, in the cupboard but still buy it and throw it in that bin. You can have no idea how nice it is, to eat a tin of rice pudding with sultanas, or that tin of sardines, when the army says, no fires in camp. Sardines and no toast, gives you heartburn but the rice pudding, stops that, the sultanas give you energy, as a bonus. And finally, why not ask the local micro-brewers, to make a pint of cask ale, named, whatever, that creates an income for the poor? Since Lindisfarne Abbey is a completwe wreck of a building, since the Norsmen sacked it, and yet, makes a decent income from Lindisfarne Mead.. These are just a few of my thoughts concerning those less fortunate than me. I remain, as ever, your humble servant, Cimbric. ps Romans, go home.. http://www.epicure.d emon.co.uk/latinless on.html Cimbri
  • Score: 5

11:22pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Cimbri wrote:
May it please you, my Lord Bishop, your Grace,

Oh, the dichtomy of it!
A church, that is forever begging for enormous sums to fix up their places of worship, wanting to do more, for the poor, at last.
As Easter approaches, and I'm not suggesting sack-cloth and ashes, but wouldn't it be nice, for any or all parishioners, to donate a weeks shopping, for the poor and needy of the Diocese, much as they do at Harvest Festival?
After all, Easter follows the 40 days of Lent, where you are supposed to give up something, as a form of whatever..

Why, has it not occurred to you, the Bishop, in face of all the poverty here, at home, in Blackburn, to ask that we all donate 10% of our spare dosh, if we are lucky enough to have it, to a local fund, and not do as I do, send it, to some charities anonymous works? After all, charity does begin at home, or so they say.
You say the word, and I'll gift you, more than £140 per month, to start the ball rolling but every penny must be spent here, in this borough, and not on some fanciful scheme of buildings nor far off causes, that is my caveat!
And, my word, is my bond.

The thing is, there have been times in my life, when I've been in some really deep, dark places and the church has helped me out of it, And, given the proverb, 'as ye sow, so shall ye reap', I owe you as a collective, more than these mere words can express, for that help. Time, to call in, that debt in me, I think.
My payments to the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz, because of the help of Pastor Frank Littlefair, for helping me, when I was made homeless and penniless in Germany, are more than repaid now, having paid it to them since 1986, without fail, so much so, that they won't miss them, and since he died in '02, if I explain that I'm doing my bit, for my fellow countrymen, it should suffice as an explanation.
A good Muslim pays zakat to his mosque, as one of the five pillars of Islam, but we Christians, have forgotten the tithe, except in the names of certain buildings, like Tithe barns. Where tithe means one tenth, it's not necessary for you, if you cannot afford it, to give a it, as any little thing helps.
In the Gospels, according to Mark, they are discussing what coin makes two of an other, when making a tax to Rome, when Jesus comes out with an absolute gem of an idea, where each gifts, according to their own. That is, in modern parlance, where you need 3 tins of spaghetti hoops for your family, you buy a four pack, save some money, yet gift the fourth to the poorer people. Same with those 4-pack tins of beans. Buy 4, gift one.
It is written that God will not judge you on the size of your donation, just that you gave, at all. Then he has to deal with me, as I've been throwing tins of catfood into the donation box, not as my mate thinks, 'let them eat catfood' but more that, somewhere, some person or pensioner, will love the fact that I thought of their cat.
Have a lot of the cheap ASDA rice pudding and sardines, in the cupboard but still buy it and throw it in that bin. You can have no idea how nice it is, to eat a tin of rice pudding with sultanas, or that tin of sardines, when the army says, no fires in camp. Sardines and no toast, gives you heartburn but the rice pudding, stops that, the sultanas give you energy, as a bonus.
And finally, why not ask the local micro-brewers, to make a pint of cask ale, named, whatever, that creates an income for the poor? Since Lindisfarne Abbey is a completwe wreck of a building, since the Norsmen sacked it, and yet, makes a decent income from Lindisfarne Mead..
These are just a few of my thoughts concerning those less fortunate than me.

I remain, as ever, your humble servant,

Cimbric.

ps
Romans, go home..
http://www.epicure.d

emon.co.uk/latinless

on.html
Do these people walk, (not drive in Blackburn just now but that's another story !!** ) with their eyes closed even the litter indicates no one is starving
[quote][p][bold]Cimbri[/bold] wrote: May it please you, my Lord Bishop, your Grace, Oh, the dichtomy of it! A church, that is forever begging for enormous sums to fix up their places of worship, wanting to do more, for the poor, at last. As Easter approaches, and I'm not suggesting sack-cloth and ashes, but wouldn't it be nice, for any or all parishioners, to donate a weeks shopping, for the poor and needy of the Diocese, much as they do at Harvest Festival? After all, Easter follows the 40 days of Lent, where you are supposed to give up something, as a form of whatever.. Why, has it not occurred to you, the Bishop, in face of all the poverty here, at home, in Blackburn, to ask that we all donate 10% of our spare dosh, if we are lucky enough to have it, to a local fund, and not do as I do, send it, to some charities anonymous works? After all, charity does begin at home, or so they say. You say the word, and I'll gift you, more than £140 per month, to start the ball rolling but every penny must be spent here, in this borough, and not on some fanciful scheme of buildings nor far off causes, that is my caveat! And, my word, is my bond. The thing is, there have been times in my life, when I've been in some really deep, dark places and the church has helped me out of it, And, given the proverb, 'as ye sow, so shall ye reap', I owe you as a collective, more than these mere words can express, for that help. Time, to call in, that debt in me, I think. My payments to the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz, because of the help of Pastor Frank Littlefair, for helping me, when I was made homeless and penniless in Germany, are more than repaid now, having paid it to them since 1986, without fail, so much so, that they won't miss them, and since he died in '02, if I explain that I'm doing my bit, for my fellow countrymen, it should suffice as an explanation. A good Muslim pays zakat to his mosque, as one of the five pillars of Islam, but we Christians, have forgotten the tithe, except in the names of certain buildings, like Tithe barns. Where tithe means one tenth, it's not necessary for you, if you cannot afford it, to give a it, as any little thing helps. In the Gospels, according to Mark, they are discussing what coin makes two of an other, when making a tax to Rome, when Jesus comes out with an absolute gem of an idea, where each gifts, according to their own. That is, in modern parlance, where you need 3 tins of spaghetti hoops for your family, you buy a four pack, save some money, yet gift the fourth to the poorer people. Same with those 4-pack tins of beans. Buy 4, gift one. It is written that God will not judge you on the size of your donation, just that you gave, at all. Then he has to deal with me, as I've been throwing tins of catfood into the donation box, not as my mate thinks, 'let them eat catfood' but more that, somewhere, some person or pensioner, will love the fact that I thought of their cat. Have a lot of the cheap ASDA rice pudding and sardines, in the cupboard but still buy it and throw it in that bin. You can have no idea how nice it is, to eat a tin of rice pudding with sultanas, or that tin of sardines, when the army says, no fires in camp. Sardines and no toast, gives you heartburn but the rice pudding, stops that, the sultanas give you energy, as a bonus. And finally, why not ask the local micro-brewers, to make a pint of cask ale, named, whatever, that creates an income for the poor? Since Lindisfarne Abbey is a completwe wreck of a building, since the Norsmen sacked it, and yet, makes a decent income from Lindisfarne Mead.. These are just a few of my thoughts concerning those less fortunate than me. I remain, as ever, your humble servant, Cimbric. ps Romans, go home.. http://www.epicure.d emon.co.uk/latinless on.html[/p][/quote]Do these people walk, (not drive in Blackburn just now but that's another story !!** ) with their eyes closed even the litter indicates no one is starving ConcernedOssy
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