Homeless Sunday is a chance for Churches and Christian groups from across the country join together to pray, reflect and plan practical action on homelessness, but also for a united Christian voice to offer solidarity and be a prophetic voice for change.
Housing Justice comment on their website:
“We want this to be the biggest Homeless Sunday ever, for Christians across the United Kingdom to be aware of the growing homelessness crises in Britain, to increase the numbers active in addressing it and to send a message to policy makers that Christians are adamant that in the fifth richest economy in world, no one should be without a home that truly meets their needs.”
Resource information, including factsheets about homelessness and a Theological Reflection, are available for download from their website.
The Leeds Poverty Truth Commission has issued the following invite to their free closing event:-
Following 18 months of encounter, exploration and experimentation we, the Leeds Poverty Truth Commissioners, would like to invite you to come and hear, see and discuss what we’ve discovered, learnt and plan to do next as we launch our manifesto for the city.
Teas and coffees on arrival.
Wellsprings Together Bradford are organising this event and full details will follow later in relation to the exact timings and location.
Please contact them directly if you are interested in attending.
Feeding Bradford are holding an event on February 8th to explore, share and plan for local programmes which will address the gap in food and activities for children during the summer holidays. We know that the long holidays can be a challenge for many families, we know that the impact of a lack of activities and access to food during the holidays has a negative impact on children’s wellbeing and development. We don’t know how many children are impacted by this gap locally but we do know that more programmes in more local communities will help and we want to start the conversation to explore what support is needed to ensure that more children have the opportunity to be fed and have a fun, active summer holiday.
The event is aimed at local education and activity providers, local charities, community and faith-based organisations, schools and others who would like to know more about what they can do to help.
The event will include a keynote speaker who is able to talk about the impact work of this nature has in other parts of the UK and internationally. We will also share experience and learning from local pilots and there will be opportunities to work in groups to identify any barriers which might prevent more work of this kind to take place locally.
Feeding Bradford network is led by Wellsprings Together Bradford, a joint venture between Church Urban Fund and the Diocese of Bradford.
Join us for one of the biggest threats to family life in Yorkshire today – poverty.
Catholics provide a lot of direct help to families through all sorts of organisations – but should we be doing more? The number of children and families in poverty has been steadily increasing for the last six years. At what point do we become part of the problem rather than part of the solution?
This workshop, with people mainly working in small groups, will examine various aspects of the reality of family poverty today and explore what else we can do.
The workshop is free to attend.
There will be a separate programme of activities for young people aged 7-12 and there will be a crèche for children aged 2-6. Places are limited and booking a place is essential to our planning.
If possible, those attending are asked to bring some (finger) food that can be shared at lunchtime.
For more information and to book a place please click below:
Church Action on Poverty are at the forefront of keeping the problems of UK poverty in front of us.
They say about this day
Throughout his ministry, Jesus listened to people who were on the margins of his society. He made visible those who were overlooked, and gave them hope.
Our churches are called to follow Jesus’ example: to listen to voices from the margins and make them heard, so that things can change.
That’s what Church Action on Poverty’s campaigns and projects are for. On Church Action on Poverty Sunday, we invite you to learn about them and lend your support.
Hold a collection or soup lunch – your donations can transform more churches through listening and engaging with people in poverty.
Use our worship materials to reflect and pray for change.
Register with CAP and download resources