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 discussed in Catholic Universe.
Faith communities have been praised for their response to last year’s Grenfell Tower blaze amid calls to learn from the tragedy.
The distinctive ethos of faith communities enabled and encouraged them to respond with openness, hospitality and religious sensitivity to those in need, according to a new report marking the first anniversary of the fire.
After Grenfell, a new report from religion and society think tank Theos, examines what the diverse faith communities around the Tower did during and after the fire, how they were able to do it, and what the groups, and the rest of society, can learn from it.
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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