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Report shows how faith groups can be better prepared for emergencies after Grenfell

Report shows how faith groups can be better prepared for emergencies after Grenfell

Amy Plender discusses Grenfell: The Faith Groups’ Response with Alex Williams of Premier Christian Radio.

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A new report into how faith groups responded to the Grenfell Tower has given advice on how they can be better prepared if another tragedy happens.

Religious think tank Theos released a new report entitled After Grenfell: the Faith Groups’ Response.

It states that faith organisations were vital to the response efforts and had a major impact.

“In the chaos, 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. At least fifteen separate centres run by faith communities responded,” it said.

Listen to Amy Plender discussing the report with Premier’s Alex Williams here.

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

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 12 June 2018

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