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Fresh Expressions the economic margins: An online ecumenical gathering – Apr24

30 April @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM UTC

Aim: An online ecumenical ‘brave’ space for church at the economic margin’s advocates and practitioners of fresh expressions of church hosted by Fresh Expressions and the Methodist church.

Hosted by:  Tim Lea, Fresh Expressions Networks facilitator & animator and Eunice Attwood, Church at the Margins Officer, The Methodist Church

 

Theme: Let’s End Poverty

Guest Speaker: Hannah Fremont-Brown,  Let’s End Poverty Movement Coordinator

There doesn’t have to be poverty in the UK – it’s an avoidable, solvable problem. But over many years, our society has been built in a way that traps people in hardship and keeps them there. Now, we urgently need to build something better.

That’s why the Let’s End Poverty movement is coming together, as a diverse, growing group of people united for a future where poverty can’t keep anyone down. Across the UK, together with our communities, we’re calling on all our political leaders to make tackling and ultimately ending poverty a priority.

As churches living and working in solidarity with our communities, how can we be part of the movement for change? How can we champion, amplify and support our neighbours struggling against poverty and work with one another to call for a different future?

Join us to hear about how Let’s End Poverty is mobilising communities ahead of the UK General Election, using conversation, arts and activism – and how you can be a part of building the movement for change.

Find out more about Let’s End Poverty here: https://letsendpoverty.co.uk/.

Why?

  • To share what we are noticing about new ways of being church in our communities amongst people experiencing economic poverty.
  • To reflect on the lived experience of people experiencing poverty.
  • To reflect on nurturing small groups, connecting with our communities beyond the walls of church buildings
  • To reflect on the fresh expressions of church journey and values in way which might lead to serving neighbour and neighbour loving Jesus.
  • To learn from each other, share good practice and resources
  • To be honest about the challenges
  • To witness to the need for the wider church to be changed by the gifts of people at the economic margins
  • Move beyond the middle-class norms dominating fresh expressions of church in some people’s minds
  • There is a real crisis emerging in the cost of living across the UK will result in greater numbers of people being destitute and people experiencing poverty in greater numbers.
  • To pray for another
  • To build a network which has experience and wisdom to share.

Who?

  • Open to all denominations
  • Church at the economic margin practitioners: People who are nurturing communities amongst people experiencing poverty
  • Church at the Margins advocates: People who oversee practitioners, or are influencers in developing work, overseeing policy, or releasing resources.

Register  your place

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Details

Date:
30 April
Time:
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM UTC
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qc-qrqD4sHNwOWCpF7uXUfK7X87To9HGS

Venue

ONLINE

Organiser

Fresh Expressions
Email
web@freshexpressions.org.uk
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