In London, as in many cities, extreme wealth co-exists alongside extreme poverty. How do we as Christian communities and people of faith respond to the reality on our doorsteps, and how do we make a difference? And when the path seems too difficult, where do we draw our strength from?
In this workshop, Winnie Varghese will share some of her experience of working for justice amongst homeless people, the elderly and people with mental illnesses as a part of her ministry in New York City. Using scripture, story-telling and poetry as well as drawing on our own lived experiences, she will help us together to frame a richly varied response for action in the world. And in doing so we will hope to unearth something of the beauty and power that lies within us, and which often emerges, surprisingly, through this counter-cultural struggle for justice.
The Revd Winnie Varghese is a priest on the Strategic Clergy Team at Trinity Church on Wall Street, New York City: a church located in a city of immense inequality, engaged in social justice with the poor and marginalised. She is a blogger and author of numerous articles on social justice and the church, and much in demand as a speaker about social justice all over the world.