With many churches finding themselves called upon to offer practical support to those in housing crisis, four leading UK churches, with the support of the national Christian charity, Housing Justice, and Scottish Churches Housing Action, have called upon their congregations to hold conversations around housing and homelessness in the UK.
If churches are to be communities that put the poorest first, how must they change? What must they let go of? What sacrifices are they called to make? How are they to allow God to transform them into what Pope Francis has called a "poor Church for the poor"?
To renew relations with churches and religious organisations and to explore possibilities of joint promotion of peace and reconciliation in Ukraine, a staff delegation from the World Council of Churches has visited Kyiv.
As of 9.45am on Thursday 20 March 2014, the day after the Chancellor’s Budget statement, these were the comments and responses from the Churches in Britain that we were able to discover. Further updates will follow through Ekklesia’s ongoing reporting, commentary and analysis: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/budget2014