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Faith groups stepped up in post–Grenfell confusion, says report

Faith groups stepped up in post–Grenfell confusion, says report

Theos’ report ‘After Grenfell’ by Amy Plender is discussed in The Guardian.

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Faith groups were able to respond quickly and effectively to the Grenfell Tower fire because they were rooted in the community, had physical space to put at the disposal of local residents and were committed to long–term pastoral support, a report says.

Some faith leaders were angry or frustrated at the inadequacy of the official response, it adds. In the chaos of the fire and its aftermath, “the role of the diverse faith groups in the community stood out. Churches, mosques, synagogues and gurdwaras all stepped up to the plate, responding practically, emotionally and spiritually to a moment of pain and confusion,” says the report, After Grenfell: the Faith Groups’ Response, published by Theos, a Christian thinktank.

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

 Image from The Guardian website.

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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