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 … [Read more...]
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:
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 … [Read more...]
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 … [Read more...]
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 … [Read more...]
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 … [Read more...]
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 … [Read more...]
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 … [Read more...]
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 http://vimeo.com/96104501 The Good Society project has given a … [Read more...]
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 … [Read more...]