Social Justice

We work with and support multiple groups, locally, nationally and globally. If you would like to know more about a specific area of social justice, or to work with us, please contact Lydia Perris, the Social Justice and Creation Care Officer by email. Thank you.

We work with a small Social Justice Advisory Group to share knowledge and resources around multiple social issues. We are looking to develop focussed streams in this group, to deliver real action in each area. If you would like to know more, or get involved, please email us.

Useful resources: 

General: 

  • Theos – a think tank stimulating debate about the place of religion in society, challenging and changing ideas through research, commentary and events.

Modern slavery: 

  • The Clewer Initiative – collaboratively working across the Church of England to end UK slavery. Inventors of the Safe Car Wash app and Hidden Voices initiative
  • Hope for Justice – bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society
  • IJM – working to protect people in poverty from violence

 

Inclusivity: 

  • Inclusive Church – A network of churches, groups and individuals uniting to help the church celebrate and affirm every person. Our regional ambassadors are Rob Ponsford and Glen Graham.
  • Through the Roof – a charity aiming to transform lives through Jesus with disabled people

 

Mental Health:

  • Talkworks –  NHS talking therapy service, offering free support for anyone living in Devon (over 18).
  • Mental Health First Aid. Please see this page for more details.
  • Mind – a charity that provide advice and support on mental health, and campaign.

 

Local outreach: 

 

Loneliness and isolation: 

  • Home – Linking Lives UK – an organisation that exists to improver quality of life through friendship, by empowering and equipping churches to significantly impacts social isolation and loneliness in local communities. Do take a look at the events and activities in Devon.
  • Alzheimer’s Society has great resources to help you or your loved ones with Alzheimer’s.