In Jeremiah 29:7, God instructs his people to ‘seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile’.
Our community organising work with Hackney Citizens is one of the main ways that our church seeks to obey this instruction.
Hackney Citizens is a coalition of institutions across the borough who work together on issues as varied as road safety, housing, refugees and public toilet provision. Hackney Citizens is part of London Citizens & Citizens UK
The Centre for Theology and Community helps us and other churches think through how Christians can best use community organising to serve God.
Our membership of Hackney Citizen has helped us develop leaders, build relationships and improve the lives of members of our congregation and people across London. If there are things in Hackney that you’d like to see changed and are interested in getting involved then email Josh Richards.