This new resource from the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) is designed to bring people together and help churches explore the important underlying questions about the sort of society we wish to live in, and to leave to future generations, following the UK referendum to leave the European Union (EU). It recognises that talking about […]
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:
Social justice groups
Established by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales to develop the church’s social action.
Seeks to encourage work for justice and peace by promoting communication and shared action between members, supporters and partners.
A European network of churches and Christian NGOs providing social and health care services and advocating social justice.
Think tank, Theos, has followed up its ten year anniversary report looking at the future of Christianity in the UK with a series on its blog. The Theos report, Doing Good: A Future for Christianity in the 21st Century, put forward the concept of ‘Social Liturgy’ – doing good without overt proselytism (while always being […]
Homeless Sunday, a partnership between Housing Justice in England and Wales, and Scottish Churches Housing Action in Scotland, is an opportunity for Christians to pray for those in their own community who are homeless, consider practical steps they could take and voice their own concern about the scandal of homeless. In 2017, there will be a […]
This year’s Church Action on Poverty Sunday will be on 26 February in 2017. This corresponds with ‘Transfiguration Sunday’ in many churches marking the Transfiguration of Jesus. On Church Action on Poverty Sunday 2017, you are invited to help transform and transfigure the Church. Pope Francis and other church leaders have called on Christians to […]
What does Pope Francis’s challenge to be a ‘church of the poor’ actually mean? This is the theme of Church Action on Poverty’s annual conference from 10am to 4pm on Sat 19 November 2016 at Cross Street Chapel, Manchester. The conference will address: What is our shared vision of a Good Society? How does a […]
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 […]
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 […]