Pray for churches in London as they work to support people likely to be displaced by the new housing benefit cap. The Contextual Theology Centre and Housing Justice are both involved in helping churches to reflect and act on this urgent issue.
Pray also for central Birmingham churches who have been piloting a winter night shelter – in a strongly ecumenical project which is bringing churches in the area together. Supported by the Church Urban Fund, it is using the Housing Justice ‘roving shelter’ model where 5 churches will offer their space for 5 different nights of the week, with volunteers from the churches helping.
Pray for churches across the country as they grapple with these issues – praying, offering practical care, and challenging structural injustice.