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2012

Inquiry & Response into the Tottenham Riots

Citizens UK has partnered with a number of community and faith based groups in the Haringey/Tottenham riots of August 2011. The citizen-led report focused on identifying root and perceived causes and brainstorming practical and effective ways of bringing regeneration to the Tottenham area. You can download a copy of the report here.

The London Churches Group has drawn together a prayerful response to this inquiry. It is a must-read both for churches who were affected by the riots and for those who face similar issues of youth disenfranchisement, poverty and strained community/police relationships. You can download this response here.

2010

In 2010 the Commission requested a report into the progress of the Thames Gateway Development. The result is this report: London Riverside Church Project Review.

The District undertook research into how many of our churches are engaged in social care and civic engagement initiatives.

The survey found that most Methodist Churches make significant contributions to their communities in respect of services, including activities and groups for the elderly, children and young people, parents and families, and around healthy living.

2007

 

The District undertook research into how many of our churches are engaged in social care and civic engagement initiatives.

The survey found that most Methodist Churches make significant contributions to their communities in respect of services, including activities and groups for the elderly, children and young people, parents and families, and around healthy living.

“In addition, Churches make important contributions through hosting other organisations in their buildings, often at sub-market rents, and by becoming involved in community and faith forums.”

Queen Mary College studySocial Care and Civic Engagement in the London Methodist District 2007’.

If you wish to see Prof Wills’ introduction to the report given at the launch event on 9 June 2007 at Westminster Central Hall, you can view her PowerPoint presentation.

2006

Roehampton Institute commissioned another research report which was published in 2006 examining Methodism at the national level. Their findings about the extent of Methodist involvement in the community are consistent with our findings. “The more trusting a social group is the more likely its members are to become involved in community activities. The results of this research suggest that Methodist members have high levels of trust and that this is translated into social participation… “Overall, we conclude that Methodist church congregations make positive contributions to their communities. As far as we can tell, Methodists are more engaged in the community than the population at large. Methodist congregations possess higher levels of neighbourhood and general trust, are tolerant of difference and are more likely to be involved in both formal and informal voluntary activity.”

Roehampton study ‘Social Capital and the Methodist Church 2006

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London Riverside Church Project ReviewFINALREPORT2010.doc1.29 MB