Churches Must Keep Faith with Marginalised Communities
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Posted on: 7th March 2023

Church Action on Poverty is launching its pioneering new research and calling on churches to reinvest in low-income communities rather than retreating from them.

Churches, at their best, are thriving hubs at the heart of their communities – open and inclusive to all believers and everyone else. Churches at their best connect with and support the local area through local collaborations, shared spaces and resources and genuine community.

Church Action on Poverty has spent three years studying church closures across Greater Manchester, and talking in depth with people in low-income areas. It has found that low-income communities are being disproportionately affected by church closures. That has ramifications for Christians and entire neighbourhoods. But if national church leaders reinvest instead of retreating, then churches can help whole communities to thrive and build better futures.

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