Covid-19 has changed daily life in the United Kingdom and abroad for over a year. Churches have adapted well to the situation, and are still learning new ways to faithfully respond during the pandemic.
Churches have played a key role in providing support to those who need it most, and raising up the justice issues that have been highlighted and created during the pandemic.
Find out how you can play a part in seeking a just and fair response to the crisis.
Stay Alert to Justice
COVID-19 has brought huge changes to all our lives, but inequalities mean that some people have been hit even harder than others.
That’s why we’re calling for all of us to Stay Alert to Justice during the pandemic, and beyond.
From Recovery to Flourishing
As Churches, we long for the flourishing of people and the wellbeing of our planet. As we emerge from the coronavirus crisis, we find ourselves at a critical moment where we could re-shape the economy to enable the wellbeing of all people and the planet.
Read about our vision for re-engineering the economy to deliver a just and sustainable future.
Stay and Pray
Every day, we are encouraging people to lift up their eyes, and pray for those around the world facing injustice, particularly in the light of COVID-19. You can find our daily prayer prompts on social media or sign up for a daily email.
Covid 19 and Your Community
The world as we emerge from lockdown and beyond will be very different. We have all been impacted by the pandemic, but for some the situation has been devastating. What will this mean for local churches as they work out what mission within local communities looks like?
We’ve outlined some of the ways in which Covid 19 may be impacting on your community, and suggested five things which might be true for your community as we look ahead.
Gleanings: Listening and learning about poverty under lockdown
We are all sharing the experience of the storm caused by COVID-19 and the lockdown, but it is increasingly clear we are not all in the same boat. Some are being buffeted but remain fundamentally secure, yet it is clear that some groups are at risk of being financially overwhelmed.
The Joint Public Issues Team and Church Action on Poverty have started an ongoing programme of research with churches and local charities. Through surveys and regular focus group conversations we are aiming to understand the impacts being seen seeing on the ground during COVID-19, by those trapped in poverty.
We used what we found out in the Gleanings project to launch the #ResetTheDebt campaign, advocating for a debt jubilee for household debt incurred as a result of Covid-19.
The impact of Covid-19 on women who sell sex or are sexually exploited
Working with Beyond the Streets, a charity supporting women who sell sex or are sexually exploited, the Joint Public Issues Team have put together a research report on the effects of Covid-19 on women who sell sex or are sexually exploited.