Where mercy and justice meet
Church active in helping refugees
We are seeing a refugee crisis across Europe. So far a relatively small number have arrived in the UK, but over the coming months the number is likely to increase dramatically. In December 2015, Jubilee+ launched a short survey to […]
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January
12
Author
Geoff Knott
Models of accommodation and support for migrants
Housing Justice, NACCOM and Praxis produced a very timely report in July 2015 giving insights to projects around the UK which accommodate and support migrants with no recourse to public funds (NRPF)
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September
06
Author
Geoff Knott
Housing associations and churches working together
Housing Justice and The Centre for Theology and Community released a report in June 2015 entititled ' Our Common Heritage. Housing Associations and churches working together.' It explores the partnerships which housing associations […]
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July
03
Author
Geoff Knott
Social action and church growth 2015
The 2014, 2012 and 2010 National Church and Social Action Survey Reports show that churches in the UK have responded significantly to the social challenges in their communities...
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June
01
Author
Geoff Knott
National Church and Social Action Survey 2014
Investing more for the common good. The responses to the 3rd biennial National Church and Social Action Survey in 2014 indicate that 1.1 -1.4 million volunteers participated in church-based social action in the UK in 2014, touching […]
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June
01
Author
Geoff Knott
A Deeper Look: Life Transitions
As Christians meet and get to know people in their communities through social action, what might become apparent are the change of circumstances that people are journeying through...
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August
20
Author
Geoff Knott
A Deeper Look: Child Poverty
On February 27th 2014, the Government launched a consultation on its Child Poverty Strategy...
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March
31
Author
Geoff Knott
A Deeper Look: Early Years
Overwhelming evidence suggests that, within the context of the early years of a child’s life (0-5), the single most important factor influencing a child’s intellectual and social development is the quality of parenting and care they receive...
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November
22
Author
Geoff Knott
A pathway out of debt
Churches need to focus on prevention as well as cure to address the debt epidemic. Latest research from Jubilee+ covering 120+ UK church respondents on the impact of Church-based debt and money advice initiatives...
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October
11
Author
Geoff Knott
Social action and church growth 2013
Responses to the question: “Thinking of organised activities of your church in the local community in the last 12 months, how do your rate their effectiveness in seeing people added to the church?”, show that all initiatives have […]
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August
04
Author
Geoff Knott
National Church and Social Action Survey 2012
Churches in the UK respond significantly to the social challenges in their local communities. Hours spent by volunteers in UK Churches on local social action initiatives have increased by 36% in two years to 98M hours. By Geoff Knott
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December
20
Author
Geoff Knott
2011 Newfrontiers Social Action Survey
In spring 2011, the Social Action Team asked all Newfrontiers UK churches to fill in a survey about their activities in the community. Here are the headlines: Newfrontiers churches in the UK contribute an estimated 500,000 volunteer […]
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August
13
Author
Geoff Knott
National Church and Social Action Survey 2010 (part 2)
Hours and Finance provided by Church by size. The larger the church, the more hours and is spent on social initiatives. This goes up markedly for large churches of over 500 adults. Church Size (Adults) Average Hours pa Average pa By Geoff Knott
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August
12
Author
Geoff Knott
National Church and Social Action Survey 2010 (part 1)
In November 2010, several thousand Churches in the UK were contacted about how Churches are currently involved in social action in their communities. 284 completed the survey. Please find a summary of results below...
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August
11
Author
Geoff Knott

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