After Grenfell: the Faith Groups’ Response
A study into the responses of faith groups to the Grenfell Tower tragedy on 14th June 2017. (2018)
Theos’ report ‘After Grenfell’ by Amy Plender is discussed in The Times.
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Churches, mosques and temples should have regular drills to prepare for terrorist attacks and disasters in their area, a report has said, drawing on the relief provided by faith groups after the Grenfell Tower fire.
In the immediate aftermath of a major tragedy, places of worship are often used as shelters, gathering points and aid distribution centres.
A report into Grenfell by Theos, a religious affairs think tank, has recommended that “preparation in peacetime” would help places of worship to equip themselves for future disasters.
Image from The Times.
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
Theos researches and investigates the intersection of religion, politics and society in the contemporary world.