Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community.
Building homes is important but it’s not enough - we need to build communities. Read More
Church Times Article: Britain’s housing crisis is ‘hitting the poorest the hardest’, says Archbishop of Canterbury
The Archbishop of Canterbury has launched a major new commission to explore how the Church can help to resolve Britain’s housing crisis [Read More]
London’s Housing Crisis Round Table 07.07.16
On the 7th July 2016, Capital Mass hosted a round table day with leading housing experts and activists; unpacking the Housing Crisis in London and exploring ways in which parishes could address it.
Below are a series of short films from the guest’s who attended the day as well as links to further reading and to organisation with whom you may want to partner with.
Over time further materials or new partners will be added to this page.
Every blessing as you seek to speak or act into this area of need, which is impacting approximately 40% of Londoners.
Can the crisis be defined?
Alison Gelder, Chief Executive of Housing Justice reveals the wider impact of the crisis effecting London on different levels.
The roots of the crisis.
Revd Paul Nicolson of Tax Payers Against Poverty provides a historical perspective on the housing crisis.
Causes and Suitability.
Moira of Green Pastures explains that people need more than shelter, they need somewhere to call home.
It’s a pastoral crisis.
Canon Saxby of London Churches Social Action it impacts aspirations and security.
It’s all about people.
Our definition of the crisis needs to be defined as PEOPLE
Community and Churches.
Tackling the issues of Isolation, Alienation and Fractured Communities caused by the crisis.
How can churches respond through property?
An introduction to the work of Green Pastures
Churches responding and being counted?
Being Church standing in solidarity
It’s small acts that make a huge difference.
So why not start?
Common Voice into the Housing Crisis 20.10.16
On the 20th October 2016, London Churches Social Action hosted a day to explore a Common Voice into the Housing Crisis. Below are the talks from that day
Input 1 from the day by Alison Gelder of Housing Justice
Input 2 by the Revd James Bryson, Anglican Borough Dean for Greenwich
Input 3 from the day by the Revd Graham Hunter, Vicar of St John’s, Hoxton
Input 4 by Theophilia Shaw , Public Policy Researcher for the Diocese of Southwark
A Panel Discussion explores: “What can be done in response?”
Resources and further reading
Habitat for Humanity