Values & Aims
The World Bank Organisation says this;
"Poverty is hunger. Poverty is lack of shelter. Poverty is being sick and not being able to see a doctor. Poverty is not having access to school and not knowing how to read. Poverty is not having a job, is fear for the future, living one day at a time.
Poverty has many faces, changing from place to place and across time, and has been described in many ways. Most often, poverty is a situation people want to escape. So poverty is a call to action -- for the poor and the wealthy alike -- a call to change the world so that many more may have enough to eat, adequate shelter, access to education and health, protection from violence, and a voice in what happens in their communities.”
Committed to Asset Based Community Development we aim to help churches to connect with their communities and understand their part in showing God’s love in a practical way.
The Diocese of Chester is a diverse area, which draws its population from urban to rural and from areas of deprivation to some of the most affluent in the land.
Transforming Lives Together aims to create a movement of churches across Cheshire and parts of Greater Manchester to tackle poverty in all its forms. We are committed to our aim of supporting churches to make a greater contribution to the spiritual and social transformation of individuals and communities, specifically in tackling poverty and inequality. It is important for us to understand that poverty is not only a lack of financial resources but is a much more wide reaching and insidious condition.