Tackling Poverty 2012

Tackling Poverty 2012

A report on Church Urban Fund's annual conference

May 2012

Church Urban Fund’s annual Tackling Poverty conference - held at the St George’s Centre in Leeds - brought together nearly 300 church leaders and Christian workers from England’s most deprived communities as part of a growing movement of Christians tackling poverty in this country.

The Rt Revd Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, was joined by other keynote speakers including John Bell from the Iona Community; Helen Gatenby, Director of the M13 Project in Manchester; Jude Smith, a Pioneer Minister in Leeds; and Anna Hembury from Hull Youth for Christ. Together, they highlighted the prophetic role of the Church and explored the distinctive and challenging nature of urban ministry.

The conference report summarises some of the core themes that emerged during the day.

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