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Homelessness: have we lost our Christianity in our caring?

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Hinde Street Methodist Church

19 Thayer Street

London

W1U 2QJ

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Christian distinctiveness in helping people who are homeless

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.

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