Have we lost our Christianity in our caring?
Date posted: Wednesday 14 Mar 2018
- Tue 24 April 2018
- 14:00 – 16:30
- Hinde Street Methodist Church
Many churches acknowledge the importance of helping people who are homeless. Nationwide there are over 100 Night Shelter networks and churches make up the vast majority of the venues. Also many of the large, established homeless agencies have Christian roots.
But, confidently integrating faith alongside our practical care is challenging and complex.
In 2011, the Lemos & Crane report, Lost and Found, that researched faith and spirituality among homeless people was published. One of its conclusions was that many homelessness agencies, even ones with a Christian basis, marginalise the relevance of spirituality. In contrast their research found that for people who are homeless, faith and spirituality was important.
This event will explore the integration between faith and the action it inspires. Hosted by the London District of the Methodist Church and facilitated by Rev David Hardman, it will be interactive and will include 4 short talks which will provoke discussion on the theme. It is aimed at ministers, volunteers and professional staff who work alongside homeless or vulnerable people.
To book go to our Eventbrite page
Posted by: Admin on Wednesday 14 Mar 2018
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