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
- Human Trafficking
- Diocese of Jerusalem's emergency appeal for the Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza
- Prayers for peace in Gaza and Israel
- Listen to an interview with the Bishop of Coventry, the Rt.
Rev. Christopher Cocksworth, on the situation in Gaza.
- Listen to an interview with the Bishop of Worcester, Rt Revd
John Inge, on the situations in Mosul and Gaza
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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.