Faith In Action Advocate

Faith in Action Advocate - Robert Ogden 

The Forum relates closely to the URC Secretary for Faith in Action and the Joint Public Issues Team and it includes the Synod advocates for Commitment for Life and Racial Justice in its active membership. It seeks to present matters of concern to the formal meetings of the Synod and give links to websites which can provide further information.

Through those with specific knowledge, we seek to keep well informed on local issues, such as farming and rural life, asylum seekers, Post Office closure, criminal justice and support of prisoners, poverty and homelessness, and on wider issues of justice, fair trade, development and support for those on the margins of society as well as climate change and the ecology.

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Faith In Action Forum

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has chosen me to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed,
and announce that the time has come when the Lord will save his people.”.
St Luke ch 4 vv 18-19 (GNB)

The words which Jesus read from the prophet Isaiah in the synagogue in Nazareth sum up the agenda of the Faith In Action Committee. All who worship in the churches of the Eastern Synod are members of the Forum as all who seek to follow Jesus are called “to love your neighbour as you love yourself.” This is not an optional extra.

The next Faith In Action meeting To follow 
at 10.00 am till 1.00 pm at 147 Thornton Road, Girton, Cambridge, CB3 0NE. (at the Cressey's)

All are welcome - please let us know if you are coming:


Download: Faith in Action Forum Report 18th January 2018 - Duncan's Final Report 

Download: Faith in Action Forum Report 5th November 2016

Faith in Action Resources

Faith in Foodbanks
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The Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church and Church Action on Poverty have produced a three-part resource for churches about the growing food poverty crisis. "Faith in Foodbanks?" recognises the ministry of many churches helping people who cannot afford to eat, looks at why there has been such a growth in foodbanks, and suggests ways churches can take action to tackle the underlying causes. It offers worship and bible resources to help Christians to reflect on food and poverty in Britain today.

Website: Joint Public Issues Team - UK Faith In Food Banks

View:  Full Press Release Here

A Toolkit for Local Authority Housing Options services. Managing the effects of housing benefit change.

Download: A Toolkit for Local Authority Housing

Faith In Action useful links

Faith In Action useful website links  

Website: The Arthur Rank Centre 

For 40 years the Arthur Rank Centre has served both the spiritual and practical needs of the rural Christian community through a programme of community and social projects, resourcing and training. The Centre is not just a building but an enduring symbol of faith in the countryside. Its mission: to resource rural churches of all denominations, to develop greater understanding between rural and urban communities and between different faith groups.


Website: Christian Aid

Christian Aid and its partners are working to bring an end to poverty around the world - tackling its root causes as well as its effects.


Website: Church Action on Poverty

Church Action on Poverty is a national campaigning body, but also runs grassroots projects in local communities.


Website: Operation NOAH

A Christian organisation which provides leadership, focus and inspiration in response to the growing threat of catastrophic climate change endangering God’s creation.


Website: Housing Justice

Housing Justice is the national voice of Christian action in the field of housing and homelessness. We exist because we believe that human dignity is challenged by the lack of decent housing.

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