Sue Whitlock, a Church Action on Poverty supporter from County Durham, is preparing to preach on 26 February, Church Action on Poverty Sunday. She shared with us these reflections that had occurred to her on the church’s prophetic role.
The Methodist Church’s National Learning and Development Coordinator for Scotland and Shetland, Gary Williams, challenges the Church to learn from the margins. This article first appeared in Connexions magazine, and addresses many of the same concerns as our Church of the Poor work.
Some end-of-the-week reading: five interesting links we came across this week.
In this article reposted from the William Temple Foundation’s blog, Greg Smith explores more issues relating to the idea of a ‘church of the poor’.
There is a debate going on in the Church of England about ‘estates ministry’ that relates to our vision of a “poor church, for the poor”. In this guest blog, Gary Waddingron, an Anglican rector, gives a thoughtful reflection on some of the issues.
At our ‘Church of the Poor?’ conference on 19 November 2016, Clare McBeath shared this story of being minister at a church in an inner-city community facing high levels of deprivation.