We equip churches to transform their communities through the practice of community organising, rooted in theological reflection and prayer


Ministry in the pandemic

Our blog contains theological and practical reflections on Christian ministry and community organising in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic

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Inclusive Populism: new book

Our Centre Director summarises his argument in The Guardian – on the real people power that we need in an age of “fake populism”

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New “Just Church” podcast

Our new weekly podcast explores how churches can harness the potential of community organising for growth in discipleship, number and impact

About us

The Centre for Theology & Community is based in the heart of east London. We grew out of local churches in membership of Citizens UK – the national home of community organising.

We work with a growing range of churches – including long-established congregations as well as new church plants. Our partner churches are from various denominations and styles. We believe churches in deprived and diverse areas have a vital role to play in the transformation of their communities and of wider society.

We equip churches through the practices of community organising, theological reflection and prayer. We also help them to use their resources more effectively for their mission. We undertake research to support their mission and share the lessons through publications, training and consultancy.

Our News

– Read Shermara Fletcher, Head of our William Seymour Programme, on Organising to end Homelessness

– Find out more about Clean for Good – a missional enterprise which has grown out of community organising here

– Read our Buxton Leadership Programme co-ordinator Miriam Brittenden on community organising as A New Kind of Politics

– Listen to our Director’s lecture on Populism and the Politics of Jesus here and read a shortened version here.

– Our data protection policy is now online here.

– See our latest comment pieces from mainstream and Christian media at our Comment page here. Our blog carries more of our own news here


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