Beth Green- Coordinator

Beth Green- Coordinator

Who are you and what do you do for Near Neighbours?

Beth Green, a Third Culture Kid (I grew up in Norway, Singapore, Malaysia and Azerbaijan) and now I call London home.

I am the Near Neighbours co-ordinator for Eastern London, working alongside Tim Clapton, and we are based at the Centre for Theology and Community (CTC) at St-George-in-the-East, Shadwell.

What have you done in the past?

I studied History at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and am about to finish an MA in History, with a focus the Redeemed Christian Church of God in London.

Alongside my studies, I have been involved with the Centre for Theology and Community for nearly two years now in various community organising and research capacities. I continue to work one day a week for them, and two days a week for Near Neighbours.

Why did you want to work for Near Neighbours?

Living and working in London over the last five years has demonstrated to me the importance and potential of a local community in any given area. This community-minded spirit that Near Neighbours emulates is inspiring and an opportunity for real community growth and togetherness.

Why do you love the area you work in?

There is so much going on here – East London is buzzing with people from all walks of life who are trying to figure out every day what it means to live in community together, whether that be through a sewing group, an interfaith dialogue event, or playing a game of football with other local dads. It’s an exciting place to be!

Author: Mr Tim Burton-Jones

Date: 13 July 2015