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UCB News – Faith groups support Grenfell Tower community

Amy Plender discusses her new report for Theos, ‘After Grenfell: the Faith Groups’ Response’, on UCB radio.

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We’re approaching a year since the Grenfell tower fire in London and a report from think tank Theos says faith groups played a vital role in recovery immediately after and in the following months since. It’s found they were ‘trusted’ by the community, they were ‘committed’– for example in the first three days alone at least 6000 people were fed by a range of faith communities, and they were ‘invested’ already having historical relationships with locals. Amy Plender from Theos told UCB’s Vicky Gibbens lessons can still be learnt.

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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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