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 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.
Image from The Guardian website.
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.