Scottish Churches Housing Action to mark 20-year anniversary

By staff writers
January 3, 2015

Scottish Churches Housing Action, which brings together 13 Christian denominations and organisations nationwide, with a commitment to ending homelessness, will be 20 years old this month.

The precise anniversary is 17 January 2015, and it will be marked with a service of celebration, challenge and commitment at St Andrew's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Clyde St, in Glasgow at 2.30 pm.

Worship will be led by the Scottish Churches Housing Action associate convener, the Rt Rev Bruce Cameron, and the sermon will be given by Very Rev Dr Andrew McLellan from the Church of Scotland.

Scottish Churches Housing Action has a substantial track record in developing local volunteer-based initiatives such as its recent befriending initiatives for homeless people.

It encourages the development of affordable housing from redundant or under-used church property.

The group also works to increase church and public understanding of homelessness, and policies that will end it.

The supporters of the coalition are the Baptist Union of Scotland, the Church of Scotland, the Evangelical Alliance, the Free Church of Scotland, the Iona Community, the Methodist Church of Scotland, the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), the Roman Catholic Church of Scotland, the Salvation Army, the Scottish Episcopal Church (Anglican) the United Reformed Church and the United Free Church of Scotland.

* More on Scottish Churches Housing Action: http://www.churches-housing.org

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