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

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“A Public, Practical Pentecostalism”

We’re excited to see Pentecostal churches signing up for the new Justice and Leadership Course, developed by our William Seymour Project

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New course on faith and housing

 Unless the Lord builds the house is our course on Christian faith and housing – involving video stories, Bible study and discussion

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“The People’s Rosary” project

As we prepare for a very different Advent and Christmas, our new project seeks to learn from the prayer of east London Christians during the pandemic

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

– Find out more about Clean for Good – and read its new report on ethical outsourcing

– Hear Shermara Fletcher, Charnelle Barclay and Angus Ritchie discussing organising, Pentecostalism and racial justice

– 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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