This Lent, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, working with a whole variety of agencies including Church Action on Poverty, has called upon Christians to think about the society we live in and to talk and pray together to find our vision of what kind of society is a Good Society. 97% of Christians think church leaders have a role to play in promoting the discussion about our society.
The full document is available here: 2020 Vision of the Good Society Statement
For the following six Sundays you will be invited to think and pray about an aspect of our society, to consider and maybe discuss with one another, which positive things could be done to help bring that vision into reality. This will be part of the spiritual journey we make as we journey with Christ to the Cross to bring about the Kingdom of God.
As we reach Holy Week there will be a Fast to End Hunger. Many Christians will be taking part. There are some options:
a) To fast for a day, particularly on Good Friday or Holy Saturday.
b) Do a dawn to dusk fast over three days.
c) Live off the food box you might get from a Food Bank with 3 days’ worth of food (list will be provided).
The idea is to deny yourself a little in solidarity with the poor and hungry. If you do not wish to take part, you can sponsor someone else, with the money going to Church Action on Poverty.