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We equip churches to transform their communities – through community organising

and missional enterprise, rooted in theological reflection and prayer.

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Learning by doing: young citizens

Joy Faulkner-Mpheo, who co-ordinates our pioneering chaplaincy at an east London school, reflects on what community organising offers young people

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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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Churches and the Housing Crisis

Following our work on Catholic Social Teaching & Housing, we have published a report with the C of E on Local church responses to the housing crisis

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

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

– Find out more about this year’s new Buxton interns here

– Our data protection policy is now online here.

– Marching towards Justice – our report on organising and the Salvation Army – is now available in Spanish! Read more here.

– We’ve launching an exciting pilot to train Young Citizens in east London. Read more 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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