just church

Church Action on Poverty

Let justice roll on like a river,
righteousness like a never-failing stream.

Amos 5:24

Just Church is a free programme for use by churches, Christian groups and ecumenical bodies. It's designed to help you embed a concern for poverty and social justice issues in the life of your community.

Use the links on the left to start exploring Just Church right away, or follow the links below for more background and guidance.
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Rediscovering the heart of the Gospel... Find out more about the thinking and theology behind Just Church.

The Just Church programme... An overview of the programme and how to use it.

Taking it further... Find out about where the programme will take your church when you complete it, and how to become part of a network of Just Churches.

Sponsors... See a list of the organisations that have sponsored and supported Just Church, and the writers who've produced the materials.

"At one of our Diocesan Justice and Peace Days, I was involved in an exploratory run through some of the Just Church resources. We found them rightly challenging and very helpful. And affirming as well - they help you recognise the good things and strengths that already exist. I am recommending them as a valuable resource to all our parishes."
Rt Revd John Hawsthorne, Roman Catholic Bishop of Hallam

"The scandal of structural and systemic poverty in Britain is one that should not be permitted to go hidden or unnoticed any longer. Just Church provides an excellent resource for challenging all of us to remember the Biblical mandate to provide justice for the poor and the marginalised."
Dr Anthony G Reddie, Research Fellow in Black Theological Studies, The Methodist Church & The Queen's Foundation, Birmingham

"I think the materials on Just Church are very good indeed, and hope they will enable many local churches to embed the gospel concern for justice more deeply into their lives."
Baroness Kathleen Richardson