The Kruger Report and religion in the UK

Danny Kruger MP has published his report, Levelling up our communities: proposals for a new social covenant, which he prepared at the request of the Prime Minister. It includes a section headed “A new deal with faith communities” in which he notes that before the welfare state, social support was provided by parishes, independent charities, foundations, friendly societies, mutuals, trades unions, cooperatives and churches and that every faith “has charity, and particularly voluntary financial redistribution, at its heart: the Jewish and Christian tithe, the Sikh dasvandh, the Muslim zakhat, the Hindu dana“. Continue reading