Tackling the Housing Crisis (Pt 7)

Ecclesiastical documents are seldom exciting reading. However, Coming Home: Tackling the Housing Crisis Together is a notable exception. This report of “The Commission of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York on Housing, Church and Community” was released In February of this year, just as Empire Remixed and the Sorrento Centre were developing our Symposium on housing and homefulness.

You can find out more about the Symposium or register by clicking here.

Recognizing an immediate resonance between our work and the Commission, Michael Shapcott and Brian Walsh sat down for a chat with one of the architects of the report, Graham Tomlin, Bishop of Kensington.

In a wide ranging conversation, Bishop Tomlin talked about a theology of housing, principles of homemaking, and the role of church and government in housing. He shared some success stories, and even answered a question about eschatology. His answers were rich and winsome, and in the next two weeks we will be posting highlights from this conversation in seven instalments.

Bishop Graham (7): How is Church of England supporting housing from Michael Shapcott on Vimeo.

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Andrew is a writer, dreamer and organizer with a keen interest in developing leaders in faith, compassion and justice.

He currently serves as the Director of Missional Renewal for the Anglican Diocese of Kootenay on the unceded territories of the Sinixt, Syilx, and Ktunaxa nations. He previously served as the Director of Ministry Innovation at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, BC.

Andrew is cofounder and contributing editor at www.empireremixed.com, and co-editor of "A Sort of Homecoming: Essays Honoring the Academic and Community Work of Brian Walsh" with Marcia Boniferro and Amanda Jagt.

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