In order to have a voice in the public sphere, the Church of England needs to be seen to speak with integrity. The Gospels and the wider scriptures have an inherent bias towards the poor. What is the Church doing to reflect this scriptural imperative?
Here is the evidence:
Social action is not an optional side project for the Church; it is core to its heart and mission. The commitment to this calling can be clearly seen in the scale and diversity of activities offered by local churches, ranging from food banks and debt advice, to lunch clubs and fitness classes. Not only do churches offer services that meet specific needs, they also create spaces for people to connect with and get to know others, helping to build stronger and more resilient communities.