Everyone has an interest in housing, because we all live in some kind of home. While there has been plenty of theological reflection on the natural environment, there has been little on the built environment or on a theology of housing. Addressing the urgent problems of housing inequality and affordability, Coming Home proposes a practical and biblical theology of housing provision as an essential part of community building. It explores the purpose of home and housing today, housing and human flourishing, shared living and neighbourliness. It asks how and why the church should contribute to local and national housing policy - and thus to building community life - and offers case studies in community action. Contributors include Samuel Wells, Timothy Gorringe, Niamh Colbrook, Selina Stone, Angus Ritchie and Shermana Fletcher of the Centre for Theology and Community. Collectively, they bring theology and practice together.
AUTHOR: Graham Tomlin, as Bishop of Kensington, was involved in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire. He is Vice Chair of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Commission on Housing, Church and Community. Malcolm Brown is Director of Mission and Public Affairs for the Church of England and a senior staff representative on the Archbishop's Commission.