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He was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a vicarious and atoning death for the sins of the world, resurrected bodily for our justification, and now reigns in glory until all things be put under His feet. We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally-challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death.

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We are, therefore, called to defend, protect, and value all human life. We believe that man was made in the image of God and is the crown of creation. He is now, by reason of the fall, spiritually depraved and alienated from his Creator. Psalm 8, Ephesians 2: 8 - 9. Romans - 24 The soul that sins shall surely die. This death is a spiritual death first and a natural death second.

Here, she reflects on why housing is a fundamental issue in our quest for social justice…. From the moment I began working on housing, I was completely convinced that it was… not that interesting. I cared about poverty, injustice and other emotive issues that tug at your heartstrings. Housing brought to mind dull conversations about settling down why would you when you could travel the world?

Still, my previous job had been in pensions. It was a step up. Here he reflects on his time in Parliament, and in a number of Hackney churches, and what it means to work towards a better world…. What would it look like? The last year as a Buxton intern, where half my time was spent in Westminster as a Parliamentary assistant and researcher with Frank Field MP, and the other half in Hackney as a church-based community organiser , has given me a rich opportunity to engage with an important tension in how to reach this other, better, world….

Church leaders, along with those of other faiths and none, are calling for us to capitalise on this and become a far more hospitable country for those fleeing conflict and persecution. For the last year, churches in Citizens UK have been working on a campaign to resettle refugees in this country. Citizens UK and the campaign group Avaaz have together been gathering specific and concrete commitments from congregations, individuals, local councils and landlords to house and welcome refugees.

There can surely be no doubt that we are living through a time of transition from one historical period to another; it is as turbulent and traumatic as it is challenging.


Our Director Angus Ritchie blogs on an exciting new publication and event taking place next week…. On Tuesday 1st September, you are warmly invited to join us, as we launch a pioneering new community, and a new report on what the wider church can learn from monasticism in east London. The two launches are deeply intertwined, as the shape of the new community has been influenced by the findings of our research.

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One side of the CTC annual review tells the story of our activities in You can download the poster here! Jess Scott was one of our Jellicoe Interns during July. Here she reflects on the joy of building relationships with people who have called east London home for all their lives…. Running away from approaching buzz bombs… strict priests disciplining unruly teenagers… children being born, partners dying… pubs closing… immigrants coming, a new Overground train station opening.

These were just some of the stories I had the privilege of hearing over the last month — something I found unexpectedly hopeful. Memories have about them a kind of chaos — they tell of things going wrong, but things going right too.

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We live in a world, it appears, that is unfairly unjust, but unexpectedly kind too — a cause for hope. With rapid gentrification, political corruption and the recent tragedy of schoolgirls joining ISIS in Syria, the east London borough appears to be a microcosm of all the unease that modern Britain feels with itself.

Here she blogs for us about her new report, published by CTC…. The CTC report contributed perspectives from Londoners on their experiences and understandings of encounter with neighbours of different religions and cultures in this super diverse city. The Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester, blogs for us on the importance of the Church getting stuck in to help tackle the housing crisis…. Across the UK, we face a growing housing crisis. There is a serious lack of affordable housing in many different areas. All too often, housing is seen simply as a commodity to be bought and sold. In fact, homes are much more than that. The pattern of housing provision shapes the life of our communities for good or ill. A vision of the common good needs to be at the heart of housing policy. In the UK today more than 5 million people rent their home from a housing association.

These not-for-profit voluntary sector housing bodies are a feature of almost every community in the country. Such advice is half right: the Church and its leaders certainly should focus on to spiritual matters. The curious shape of the mitre is modelled on the flames of the Spirit that descended on the Apostles at Pentecost. We will provide an excellent cleaning service to customers in London but we will do so in a socially responsible way. We will pay our cleaners properly and treat them decently. Here we share a beautiful short Eastertide reflection from the Assumptionist order in France which has been translated by our Chaplain, Sr Josephine Canny — herself an Assumptionist….

Mary Magdalen ran. Peter ran. The other disciple ran. The stone rolled back from the empty tomb caused everyone to run. The gospels tell us nothing of the actual moment of Resurrection. They only report the experience of men and women who had followed Jesus, and had discovered that all did not finish at the cross and the tomb. The Church always seems rather better at keeping Lent than keeping Easter. We have forty days of Lent — and many people give up or take up something for the season. But after Easter Day, all too many of us simply go on holiday.