Setting the oppressed free

Setting the oppressed free

08 September 2017 in Debt and Financial Wellbeing, Practical Intervention.

In a city where over half a million- were classed as being “over indebted” - regularly struggling to keep up with financial commitments and/or missing at least 3 bill payments in last 6 months. In a city where debt is at a higher level than elsewhere: Londoners owe more on credit cards, loans and other credit debts than anywhere else in the country. Londoners also have higher arrears on essential bills and face a greater struggle to make ends meet.

The church must and the church is responding.

This short film with Crosslight Advice, based at St Stephen’s is a bright light in the Twickenham Community.

Could you offer such a lifeline in your parish?

6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?

7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.

9 Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. “If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk,

10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.

Isaiah 58: 6 - 10


Crosslight will be joining us at the Launch of Just Finance Foundation London with their CEO Bruce Connell speaking at the West Ealing Event.

So why not hear more and meet the Crosslight team?

Wed 20th September 2017, 7-9pm at St John on Bethnal Green

Tues 26th September 2017, 7-9pm at St John’s West Ealing

Wed 27th September 2017, 7-9pm at St James Piccadilly

The launch will take place at three individual evening events across the Diocese in order that all can attend and will be an opportunity for church leaders and volunteers to:

  1. be inspired as to why this work matters as part of the Church’s mission

  2. hear stories of hope and encouragement about things already happening and meet those in the parishes who are doing it

  3. connect with a rich range of resources and ideas available for parishes to respond to local need

At each evening, a keynote speaker will draw us deeper into the landscape surrounding Debt and Financial Exclusion, there will be opportunities to hear from parishes already engaged and a marketplace where you can meet local partners.

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