Tuesday, 4 August 2009

In The Thick Of It

During the summer tearfund published a report In The Thick Of It on the theme of local churches engaging in the fight against poverty and injustice.

This is a good report and well worth reading, you can find it here.

The following is from the tearfund web site introducing their report:

We've been working with local churches around the world for over 40 years. It's been an adventure, and we've seen some great things happen through local churches as well as helping churches out when they're trying to meet the scale of the need in their communities.
We're passionate about the role that local churches play in meeting practical and spiritual needs, and we believe that their role should be recognised and encouraged. That's why we've put together In the Thick of It, which is our position paper on the role of the local church in development.
It's full of stories about local churches in tough situations, reaching out to the people around them and offering hope and help in times of need. It also recognises that churches have limitations and weaknesses at the same time as masses of potential, which is why we at Tearfund are uniquely placed to mobilise churches to get even better at working effectively within their own communities.

Please do continue to support tearfund and pray for the poor.

1 comment:

Andrew McCracken said...

Thanks Gordon. A few other people have blogged about it to including some interesting observations from Tim Chester here

Hope you're doing well...