Activism and Involvement
Christian faith is an active faith. If you never put your beliefs into action then do you really believe them to be true?
Jesus calls us to roll up our sleeves and get messy in the pain and the beauty of the world. Church and Community wants to help every follower of Jesus to be actively involved in their world making a daily difference in His name. Please explore this page to find resources and organisations to help turn your dreams and ideas into reality and to help you avoid making the same unnecessary mistakes as have been made before.
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Useful website links
CAFOD: seeks to promote human development and social justice in witness to Christian faith and Gospel values by standing alongside excluded communities, sharing resources, uniting in prayer, defending rights and challenging the systems that keep people poor.
Care for the Family: is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those hurting because of family breakdown by providing training and resources on topics such as parenting, money, relationships, and living with loss.
Christian Aid: works to expose the scandal of poverty, to help in practical ways to root it out from the world, and to challenge and change the systems that favour the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalised.
Christians Against Poverty: is a national debt counselling charity with a network of over 100 centres based in local churches, offering hope and a solution to anyone in debt through a unique, in-depth service.
Church Urban Fund: is a not for profit organisation supporting social action in the most deprived areas of England, by supporting local organisations making a difference in the lives of those around them.
Faith in Community Scotland: walks together with people of faith in support of our economically poorest communities and is committed to working hand in hand with all who share the desire to challenge and overcome poverty and exclusion.
Faithworks: is a movement of thousands of individuals, churches and organisations motivated by their Christian faith to serve the needs of their local communities and positively influence society as a whole.
Housing Justice: is the national voice of Christian action in the field of housing and homelessness, supporting night-shelters, drop-ins and hundreds of practical projects nationwide by providing advice and training for churches and community groups who work with homeless people.
Lighthouse Group: helps young people who are at crisis in their education and works with young people who have been excluded or are at risk of exclusion from school. Their aim is to tackle the issues that underpin behavioural difficulties.
Livability: is about creating choices for disabled people rather than making choices for them. With the emphasis on choice, independence and control, Livability offers residential care services, supported living, lifestyle choices projects and education centres.
Message Trust: is a Christian charity working in schools, local communities and prisons to improve the lives of young people in Greater Manchester, with the aim of bringing hope, providing opportunities and releasing potential.
Oasis UK: is motivated by Christian faith to serve people and transform communities by promoting inclusion and confronting injustice, pioneering life-changing housing, healthcare, education and youth work initiatives in the UK and internationally.
Patchwork: provides emotional and practical support for people to help them rebuild their lives after circumstantial change, trauma or crisis, empowering people to give back to their community in a positive way.
Redeeming our Communities: is a ministry of City Links, promoting partnerships between churches, the Police and local authorities, to address the causes of crime and bring hope to local communities throughout the UK and abroad.
Salvation Army: is one of the largest providers of social services in the UK after the Government, demonstrating their Christian principles through social welfare provision. Local church and community centres offer a range of activities and services within their local communities.
Tearfund: is a Christian relief and development agency building a global network of churches to help eradicate poverty, by connecting people to transform lives materially and spiritually.
Torch Trust for the Blind: serves blind and partially sighted people by producing Christian literature in formats that they can read, promoting Christian fellowship with and among them, and responding to their unmet personal support needs.
World Vision: is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
YMCA England: represents over 130 YMCAs supporting young people at every stage of their lives by providing housing, training, community health and fitness facilities to young people and their families and by challenging and encouraging young people to become all that they can.