Housing Injustice – the homelessness crisis and the church

Date

Tuesday 23 January 2018, 6:45PM - 9:30PM

Area of concern

Homelessness.

Venue

West London Mission, Hinde Street Methodist Church
19 Thayer St, Marylebone,
London
W1U 2QJ

A stimulating and challenging evening

More than 8,000 people slept rough in the capital at some point in the past year.That’s more than double compared with eight years ago.

As part of The Diocese of London Homelessness Appeal, Capital Mass is hosting a stimulating and challenging evening.

5 speakers, 10 minutes each, exploring the theme of Homelessness from different angles; all with the aim of making the case as to why the church should tackle homelessness.

The Rt Revd Adrian Newman

The Rt Revd Adrian Newman Bishop of Stepney

This year we hope to raise the profile of a Christian response to homelessness, and encourage churches to reflect on the human cost of being without a home. For many in our great city this is an immediate reality and the love of Christ calls us to respond to it.

Keynote Speakers

Theology of Home: What underpins our response?

Krish Kandiah, Founder of Home for Good. Author of God is Stranger

Coffee and a sandwich? What is a distinctive church response?

Revd Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James’s Piccadilly

Politics of rough sleeping

Jacob Quagliozzi, Director at Housing Justice

Grace and Truth: Should I give to street homeless

Jon Kuhrt, Chief Exec of West London Mission

From the street to being back on my feet

An interview

The flow of the evening means that after talk 1, talk 3 and talk 5 there will be time to reflect on what’s been said through these two questions:

  • 1 What’s being stirred up by what I’ve heard?
  • 2 What’s my response to what I’ve heard?

All of which we pray will lead us to consider this words of Christ:

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ ” Matthew 25:40

Light refreshments will be served

There will also be an opportunity to connect with partner organisations as together we look to tackle homelessness in London

We look forward to welcoming you in on the 23rd.

Or please book your space via email with Chantal on: events@capitalmass.org.uk

www.london.anglican.org/mission/homelessness-appeal

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