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 Telegraph.
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Disaster tourists flocked to Grenfell to take “grotesque” selfies, a report has found.
Research by religion think tank Theos found that some people who attended the scene of the fire under the pretense of helping survivors were in fact voyeurs looking to exploit the situation.
Imams, priests and other community leaders interviewed for the study raised concerns about a “small but significant number of individuals” at the site of the west London fire in which 72 people died were “not there to help, but for their own ends”.
Image by The Telegraph.
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.