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Churches and faith groups reacted to Grenfell fire with speed and compassion, says thinktank

Churches and faith groups reacted to Grenfell fire with speed and compassion, says thinktank

Theos’ report ‘After Grenfell’ by Amy Plender is discussed in the Church Times.

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Faith groups responded “rapidly, compassionately and holistically” to the Grenfell Tower fire, a new report by Theos says.

Churches and other places of worship should practise regularly emergency responses to tragedies before crises occur, which the report calls “preparation in peacetime”.

The report, After Grenfell: The faith groups’ response, published by Theos, a Christian thinktank, on Monday, examines how faith groups in North Kensington, London, reacted to the disaster. It says that at least 15 faith centres in the vicinity of Grenfell Tower helped.

Read the full article and our report After Grenfell: the Faith Groups’ Response by Amy Plender.

 

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Amy Plender

Amy Plender

Amy joined Theos in August 2017, having previously worked with London–based and international non–profit organisations, and in English and Scottish print journalism. She holds an MA in Divinity and an MTh from the University of Edinburgh. Research areas include the theological responses to suffering and mental health, theology and the arts, liturgical practice, and interfaith dialogue.

Posted 4 June 2018

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