Published: 11th Apr 2019

The Church of England has launched its own commission to investigate the role it can play in tackling the UK’s housing crisis. The Commission on Housing, Church and Community, launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on Tuesday (April 9), will bring together academics, experts and theologians over the next 18 months to see how it can contribute to the national housing debate. The commission will explore a Christian perspective on housing policy and will particularly focus on how the church can provide good homes and promote strong communities. Welby said: ‘Through food banks, night shelters and many other projects, the Church seeks to bind communities together with bonds of friendship, compassion and mutual support. This teaches us that any way forward must involve building communities, not just houses. ‘The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community will consider what else we could and should be doing, … (To read the full article, subscribe below)