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How can we create spaces where we can talk about what is broken in our world? How can we join God's work of healing divisions?

In this session, we look together at our fears, what divides us, and how we can take steps towards a more just world.

A person reaches out to comfort another person in need.

On this page you will find everything you need for the second session of our Act on Poverty Lent Course.

Our course pack includes:

  • A Bible study on the parable of the Good Samaritan
  • Audio interviews with Stef Benstead, a disability activist, and Fr Osvaldo Concepción Marte, SJ, of the Centro Montalvo in the Dominican Republic
  • Questions for discussion
  • An inspiring video showing three churches across the UK who are responding to broken systems
  • Ideas for how you and your church can take action on poverty

Listen In: Stef Benstead

Hear disability activist Stef Benstead give a powerful personal account of the judgement that can come with experiencing poverty and claiming benefits. Stef discusses the daily struggles people with disabilities face as they navigate broken systems.

Listen In: Father Osvaldo Concepción Marte, SJ

Hear Father Osvaldo Concepción Marte, SJ, talk about the work of Centro Montalvo, the social action organisation for the Society of Jesus in the Dominican Republic. Father Osvaldo says that work for social justice is an ‘imperative of the faith’. In knowing Jesus, we know we need to act to help others.

Meet Revd. Chris Minchin, Deacon Janet Jenkins and Deacon Tim Coleman, from three churches across the UK who are - in their own ways - creating places of welcome for those who have experienced exclusion.

Download the film here.

Get Inspired - Three Churches

Meet Revd. Chris Minchin, Deacon Janet Jenkins and Deacon Tim Coleman, from three churches across the UK who are - in their own ways - creating places of welcome for those who have experienced exclusion.

Download the film here.