The Centre and the Church Urban Fund (CUF) have launched Seeing Change - a course to help churches engage their neighbours on the impact of the financial crisis, and ways local people can act together for change.
The course includes three weeks of Bible study and reflection, equipping congregations to reach out to their neighbours and host a Money Talk - engaging local people with the issues raised by the continuing economic crisis, and asking what action they might take with and through the Church.
The course is available in two formats - one for use in Lent and one throughout the year. In both cases, there is a separate guide to holding a Money Talk after the first three weeks of Bible study and reflection.
There will be an opportunity to hold this process in prayer at St Paul's Cathedral on Sunday 17th March, as the 6pm service will have intercessions for those affected by the financial crisis led by members of our partner churches.
Additional resources from CTC on faith and the financial crisis
Jim Wallis interview by Andy Walton (podcast) // Articles in The Guardian, Church Times, Fulcrum, Church of England Newspaper and ResPublica (Angus Ritchie) and in the Church Times (David Barclay & Tim Bissett)// Briefing by Luke Bretherton on Scripture, debt and usury // Essay collection with Luke Bretherton, John Milbank and Vincent Rougeau
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