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:
- The UK G8
- Human Development
- Human Rights and Religious Freedom
- Peace and Security
- North Africa and the Middle East
- Ethical Pilgrimages
- European Affairs
- 26 April 2013 - Sexual violence in Syria
- 25 April 2013 - Peace and security in Syria
- 23 April 2013 - Syrian refugees
- 22 April - UK relations with the EU
- 11 April - Church welcomes G8 statment on preventing sexual violence in conflict
- 5 April 2013 - striking at the causes of poverty
- 21 March 2013 - Church welcomes historic decision on aid
- 14 March 2013 - Afghanistan
- 13 March 2013 - HIV/AIDS: Commonwealth
- 7 March 2013 - Commonwealth and Commonwealth Charter
- 7 March 2013 - International Women's Day
- 7 March 2013 - Sexual Violence
- 27 February 2013 - Overseas Aid
- 27 February 2013 - Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile
- 26 February 2013 - Tibet
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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.