Why is the Church engaged?
The Church seeks to transform unjust structures of society that perpetuate human hunger, poverty, injustice, the abuse of human rights and the destruction of the environment. Our efforts are an expression of solidarity with and accountability to those who suffer from injustices and violence.
How is the Church engaged?
Transforming unjust structures of society requires continuous discernment, intellectual analysis, spirituality and active engagement. The Church aims to influence the policies and practices of governments, institutions, corporations and our own communities in order to bring about a more just, peaceful and sustainable world. We work with professional bodies, NGOs and Church partners both at home and abroad.
Current areas of work
The Church is presently involved in the following areas of work:
- Human Development
- Human Rights and Religious Freedom
- Peace and Security
- North Africa and the Middle East
- Ethical Pilgrimages
- European Affairs
- 31 October 2013: Bishop raises concerns regarding the treatment of Palestinian children in detention
- 30 October 2013: Bishop of Coventry's House of Lords debate on Syria's humanitarian crisis
- 29 October 2013: Bishop of Wakefield prompts House of Lords debate on religious minorities in the Middle East
- 24 October 2013 DRC and asylum seekers
- 24 October 2013: Iran - a change in tone rather than substance
- 23 October 2013: Environmental sustainability and global inequality
- 22 October 2103: Tax justice and the post-MDG agenda
- 17 October 2013: The EU and Freedom of Religion
- 14 October 2013: Bishop questions the logic of Britain's opt out of 130 EU JHA measures
- 10 October 2013: Camp Ashraf
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Charles Reed is part of the policy team for the Church of England, taking a lead on foreign policy and international and development affairs.