Theology for the Local Church reports

5 – Church Growth in East London: A Grassroots View

Beth Green, Tim Thorlby & Angus Ritchie, with Rt Rev Stephen Cottrell, CTC, 2016

4 – From Houses to Homes: Faith, power and the housing crisis

Edited by Angus Ritchie and Sarah Hutt, CTC, 2016

3 – Grassroots Theologies of Inter Faith Encounter

Julia Ipgrave, CTC, 2015

2 – God and the Moneylenders: Faith and the battle against exploitative lending

Angus Ritchie & David Barclay, CTC, 2013

1 – Just Church: Local Congregations transforming their neighbourhoods

Angus Ritchie, Caitlin Burbridge & Andy Walton, CTC, 2013

Research for the Local Church reports

9 – A Time To Sow: Anglican Catholic Church Growth in London

Tim Thorlby, CTC, 2017

8 – 21st Century Stewards: The rise of operational
management in churches and the need for new vocations

Tim Thorlby, CTC, 2017

7 – Carry Each Other’s Burdens: How Churches can better support those serving on the margins

Laura Bagley, CTC, 2017

6 – Assets Not Burdens: Using church property to accelerate mission

Tim Thorlby, CTC, 2017

(Two case studies of churches using buildings for mission: St David’s, Islington & KXC, Kings Cross)

5 – Love, Sweat and Tears: Church Planting in east London

Tim Thorlby, CTC, 2016

4 – Deep Calls to Deep: Monasticism for the City; Experiences from East London

Tim Thorlby & Angus Ritchie, CTC, 2015

3 – Our Common Heritage: Housing associations and churches working together

Tim Thorlby & Alison Gelder, CTC, 2015 (Executive Summary here)

2 – Churches Collaborating for Urban Mission: Learning from the Shoreditch Group

Tim Thorlby, CTC, 2014

1 – Taking back the streets: Citizens’ responses to the 2011 riots

Angus Ritchie & Caitlin Burbridge, CTC, 2013

Community Organising and the Local Church

4 – People of Power: How Community Organising recalls the Church to the vision of the Gospel

Angus Ritchie, CTC, 2019

3 – Realities are Greater than Ideas: Evangelisation, Catholicism and Community Organising

Dunstan Rodrigues with Angus Ritchie and Anna Rowlands, CTC, 2018

2 – Marching Towards Justice: Community Organising and The Salvation Army

Lieutenants John & Naomi Clifton and Majors Kerry & Nick Coke, CTC, 2015

A companion study guide for use with Marching Towards Justice is here.

A Spanish translation of the report is here.

1 – Heart to Heart: Community Organising and the Power of Storytelling for Churches

Caitlin Burbridge, CTC, 2015

Other reports

Building Community: Local Church Responses to the Housing Crisis

Miriam Brittenden & Tom Sefton, CTC/Church of England, 2019

Abide in me: Catholic Social Thought and Action on Housing Challenges in England and Wales

CTC/Caritas Social Action Network/Catholic Bishops of England & Wales, 2018

Money Talks: Christian Responses to Debt in the North East and London

CTC/Durham University, 2017

Keeping the faith: A short guide for faith-based organisations

CTC/Theos, 2015


Inclusive Populism: Creating Citizens in the Global Age

Angus Ritchie, University of Notre Dame Press, 2019

Just Love: Personal and social transformation in Christ

Angus Ritchie and Paul Hackwood, Instant Apostle, 2014

The Heart of the Kingdom: Christian theology & children who live in poverty

Edited by Angus Ritchie, Children’s Society, 2013

Crunch time: A call to action

Edited by Angus Ritchie, CTC, 2010

Faithful Citizens: Catholic Social Teaching & Community Organising

Austen Ivereigh, Darton, Longman & Todd, 2010

Prayer and Prophecy: The Essential Kenneth Leech

Angus Ritchie with David Bunch, Darton, Longman & Todd, 2009

Other Reports

Too Old, Too Young? Theology on the Ambiguity of adolescence and the impact of neglect

Angus Ritchie, Rowan Williams et al, Children’s Society, 2015

Who Bears the Burden? Christian theology and the impact of debt on children

Edited by Angus Ritchie, Children’s Society, 2014 – with worship & Bible study resources

Making Multiculturalism Work: enabling practical action across deep difference

David Barclay, Theos, 2013

From Goodness to God: why religion makes sense of our moral commitments

Angus Ritchie, Theos, 2012

Taxing Theology

in Paula Clifford & Angus Ritchie, The Gospel and the rich: Theological views of tax, Christian Aid, 2009

Winning Ideas: Lessons from free-market economics

Angus Ritchie and Sabina Alkire, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, 2008

Research Papers

Faith and the Politics of ‘Other’: Community Organising amongst London’s Congolese Diaspora

C Burbridge, CTC briefing paper for Contending Modernities, 2013

Democratising Democracy: Does community organising increase the quality of democracy within a capitalist paradigm?

C Burbridge, CTC briefing paper for Contending Modernities, 2013

Community Organising and Congregating Values

R Ali, CTC briefing paper for Contending Modernities, 2013

Organised Christians: A contextual sounding on the meaning of community organising and the faithful motivation to organise amongst Christians in East London today

A Milbank, CTC briefing paper, 2012

A New Covenant of Virtue: Islam and Community Organising

R Ali, L Jamoul & Y Vali, booklet for Citizens UK, 2012

Christian responses to the financial crisis: A briefing pack for clergy and parishes

A Atkinson, A Milbank & A Ritchie, CTC briefing paper, 2011

Community Organising: Contributing to the renewal of politics

A Ritchie, Transmission (published by Bible Society), 2010

Affiliation and community agency: the case of broad-based community organising in London

S Deneulin & A Ritchie, 5th International Conference on the Capability Approach: Knowledge and Public Action at UNESCO, Paris, 2006

Citizen Organising: Reweaving the fabric of civil society?

S Deneulin, D Hussain & A Ritchie, The Future of Multicultural Britain conference at the Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism, Roehampton University, 2005

Faith Communities in Public Action

S Deneulin, D Hussain & A Ritchie, Faith’s Public Role conference at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, 2005

After Christendom

A Ritchie, in One in Christ, 2005


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