Homelessness and the Churches

Join us for a discussion with Sam Well, Kate Polson, Alastair Cameron, John Rodgers and Mark Kennedy.

Our seminar on homelessness and the churches response is coming up on Thursday (2 March 2017) 4 – 5.30 in the Martin Hall, New College.

Rev Dr Sam Wells, as vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, delivers the annual BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal with St Martin-in-the-Fields, which this year (in its 90th year) raised £2.7m, and is divided between the work of The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London’s busiest homeless centre, seeing 4000 clients a year, and the Vicar’s Relief Fund, which distributes immediate grants of around £300 to assist vulnerably-housed people all over the UK. Sam is also Visiting Professor of Christian Ethics at King’s College, London.

We’ve got a great panel representing local and Scottish initiatives to tackle homelessness, including Kate Polson (Rock Trust), Alastair Cameron (Scottish Churches Housing Action), John Rodgers (Bethany Trust) and Mark Kennedy (Cyrenians) – and there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. All welcome!

The seminar is part of Relwar: Religion and Ethics in the Making of War and Peace Project.