Faith in Action

The Common Good

Christians are called to love others and especially the more vulnerable, to seek justice and to promote all that makes for peace and builds up the common good.

We therefore act in service to heal the brokenness of the world, to speak out against injustice and to safeguard the wholeness of God’s creation.

The Church and Society department works with churches to encourage engagement with the wider community.  This means helping Christian congregations to be more aware and active in responding to issues in our society such as poverty, diversity, inequality, justice and environment.

God invites us to incarnate love in the world and especially to respond to those people and places that are the most fractured and at risk.

We offer information, resources and advice on a variety of social concerns – including materials for worship, reflection and support for developing community projects.

We are able to help you find speakers, worship materials, campaigning resources and make links with local agencies and partners on a variety of social, environmental, economic and international issues.

Our current priority topics are outlined in this section, many of which we address with our ecumenical and other partners in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay as well as colleagues in neighbouring south west dioceses.