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Faith groups ‘exemplary’ at Grenfell tragedy

Faith groups ‘exemplary’ at Grenfell tragedy

Theos report ‘After Grenfell’ by Amy Plender discussed in The Tablet.

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At least 15 faith centres responded practically, emotionally and spiritually in the immediate crisis of the Grenfell Tower fire in which more than 70 people died, according to a new report, writes Ruth Gledhill. 

“After Grenfell”, by Theos, explores the response of faith communities to the tragedy. Theos director Elizabeth Oldfield writes that in the chaos of the morning of 14 June last year, the role of the diverse faith groups in the community stood out. Churches, mosques, synagogues, and gurdwaras all stepped up in practical and spiritual ways. They helped with the evacuation of areas, receiving donations, accommodation, lists of the missing, helping emergency services, providing counselling and supporting survivors seeking housing.

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

Image from the Tablet website.

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 13 June 2018

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