The Social Justice Network

The Social Justice Network brings people together to share best practice and build capacity. Issues of low income, debt, lack of skills, poor mental health and isolation are complex and closely interlinking, trapping communities and individuals in a web of poverty.

Our vision is to see all churches, in every community, coming together to tackle these issues through action, prayer and giving. The Social Justice Network works closely with the Communities and Partnerships team at Canterbury Diocese to provide support to churches in Kent.

We aim to deliver work through innovative partnerships with other charities, voluntary organisations and local authorities. We aim to improve access to resources, make local work more effective, and create a framework for others to respond to the social challenges in Kent.

We engage with churches of all denominations, as well as faith based organisations, to encourage them to work together and with others in responding to poverty and marginalisation. We offer practical advice and guidance to parishes considering how they can better serve the socially and financially deprived in their communities.

Our diocese expresses our faith in God through work in high profile topical issue areas such as community engagement, social and environmental justice. We work closely with and develop relationships with partner networks to discern and develop new audiences for future engagement.

'The team has a range of expertise, as well as being linked into a wider network of diverse, knowledgeable, and passionate people. We aim to be a resource for deaneries, parishes, and the general community to help them fulfil their mission to work towards a sustainable and flourishing future. To this end we will increasingly shape our work in response to diocesan and Church of England priorities and in partnership with other agencies.' The Rev’d Dr Jonathan Arnold, Executive Director of The Social Justice Network.

Please click on a blue heading to see our projects and partnerships:

Meet the team here

How can we help you and your local community?

To contact us please call 01227 459401 or email Revd Dr Jonathan Arnold, Executive Director of the Social Justice Network on:

Our projects and partnerships

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