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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.

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