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Social Responsibility Commission

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About Us

The Social Responsibility Commission  advises the District on policy and priorities for Methodist Social Responsibility involvement in London; it co-ordinates and advocates that involvement and encourages theological reflection on its nature and significance as an expression of Christian discipleship. The District Review defined our mission as:

To share the good news of Jesus Christ throughout Greater London and the surrounding areas, and to improve the well-being of people and their communities, by engaging pastorally and prophetically with the communities in which our churches are located and with the wider region.

The Social Responsibility commission has addressed this broad mission in a number of ways. Click on the links below to find out more.

Areas

For more information about the work of the Social Responsibility Commission, contact Convenor David Hardman.

Church Partnerships & Pilot Projects Healthy Living
Chaplaincies Olympic Legacy
Ecumenical Borough Deans Research & Resources
Ecumenical Partnerships Chaplaincy Development
Inter-Faith Survey Knife Crime  
Asylum Seekers  

 

Resources

Asylum Seekers

Praxis

Advice, information, education and community projects
Jesuit Refugee Service Day centre, detention outreach and companioning
Migrant Rights Network Lobbies, campaigns, reports and publications
Asylum Aid Free legal representation and advice
Refugee Council Practical advice and information
Immigration Law Practitioners Association A group of law professionals who specialise in immigration, providing legal training
Greenwich Migrant Hub A new social community space for migrant people. Offering advice, care and friendship.

Funding for Churches & Community Projects

NCVO Funding Central

A searchable guide to 4000+ sources of funding, grants, contracts and loan finance

Church Urban Fund A pool of resources and funding source for community projects in the poorest areas, with a particular focus on churches
London Catalyst Currently considering grants of up to £10,000 for charity/faith-groups/voluntary or community organisations
Together in Service Grants for faith based organisations and faith centres to run projects for their local communities

Foodbanks

Faith in Foodbanks A helpful resource produced by JPIT on 1) Fact and Fiction 2) Bible studies 3) Worship ideas, including sermons and reflections
Signs of the times A complimentary poster set from JPIT about foodbanks
Poster A JPIT poster advertising the materials above
Videos 3 JPIT video resources talking on foodbanks

Mental Health

Rethink Mental Illness A charity specialising in mental health issues for over 40 years
Mind Providing support and advice to empower people suffering with mental health problems
Time to Change Almost 9 out of 10 people who experience mental health problems say they face stigma and discrimination. It's time to change.
Worship A useful resource including prayers, readings and hymns on mental health

 

The Extra Mile

A short film by Applecart, commissioned by the SRC, exploring the Weslian tradition of Social Action. Designed to help inspire a passion for caring for others and remind Methodists of the vital role social justice has had in forming the Methodist identity.
A useful Study Guide resource has also been produced by Dr Paul Kybird, to enable futher exploration and dicussion for individual, small group and church based devotion.

Dates of Future Meetings

1 June 2017 Meeting at 2.00pm - London District Office

13 September- SRC Away Day  

 

 

 

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Lenten Worship Resources.pdf242.88 KB
SRC Lenten Course Feedback sheet.docx74.1 KB
SRC Lenten Course Feedback sheet.pdf134.4 KB
SRC Lenten Course intro.pdf110.46 KB
SRC Lenten Course session 1.pdf156.43 KB
SRC Lenten Course Session 2 .pdf164.56 KB
SRC Lenten Course Session 3.pdf186.33 KB
SRC Lenten Course Session 4.pdf296.18 KB
SRC Lenten Course Session 5.pdf196.08 KB
SRC Lenten Course Session 6.pdf319.4 KB
Worship on theme mental health.pdf99.49 KB
Partners_For_Health_FormGuidance_2015.pdf374.05 KB
Health_Belief_Guidance_2014.docx712.14 KB
SRC Bulletin April 14.pdf899.46 KB
SRC Bulletin Winter-Spring 2013.pdf548.9 KB
Extra Mile study guide.pdf835.86 KB
Knife Crime Questionnaire.docx33.34 KB
Briefing paper on supporting asylum seekers AMcD.pdf478.69 KB
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