A new resource, written by members of Christian Aid and the United Reformed Church (URC), aims to help young people in Church respond creatively to the challenges of social justice. Let Justice Flow covers a range of social justice issues, including climate change, world trade, poverty and the stigma which often surrounds mental health and […]
Churches have long been concerned with fairness in society, particularly related to poverty and homelessness. Here we detail the involvement of the Churches in Britain and Ireland in social justice.
Poverty and homelessness
Details of churches and Christian organisations involved in poverty and homelessness issues are listed under Economics and Poverty.
Churches and Christian organisations are also campaigning against tax dodging by large corporations which deprives governments here and abroad of funds that could be used to help the less well off (hidden offshore wealth has been estimated at as much as $36 trillion). These include:
Get prepared for Church Action on Poverty Sunday, taking place on 7 February 2016. The theme is Bread Broken for All: Securing the Right to Food. Food is a gift from God, but in the UK today thousands of people are denied access to that gift by injustices that leave them destitute. Churches play a […]
This book by Hilary Russell, a founder member of the Together for the Common Good (T4CG) movement, explores how faith-based collaboration works best for the common good. Written in non-technical language, it aims to inspire and equip all who wish to make a tangible difference and see greater social justice. It contains case studies and […]
Together for the Common Good: Towards a National Conversation is a major collection of thirteen essays, intended as a conversation opener to inform and inspire a deeper quality of discussion about the common good, and is part of the wider Together for the Common Good project. The book brings together some leading thinkers from across […]
Following the launch of the Good Society project on 21 May 2014, we are now looking for communities around the four nations to add their own voice and answer the question: ‘What does a Good Society mean to you?’ To help we have produced a toolkit that can be used by local groups to undertake their own Good Society […]
21 May 2014 Launching the [Good Society project] at the Cardinal Hume Centre on 21 May 2014, Cardinal Vincent Nichols made reference to comments made by Pope Francis saying ‘it is in the peripheries that you will meet the person of Christ most clearly. It is in those who are least endowed, least possessive of power that you […]
What role does faith have in creating a good society? An exploration of different people, places and projects across the UK, and the values and faith they share The Good Society project has given a voice to different communities across the UK by asking the question ‘what does a good society mean to you?’ […]
The results from the Good Society research are presented in the report, available to download below, and also on the Good Society website which includes many more inspirational stories, videos and photos. Good Society Project Report (PDF, 5.8MB) Good Society website