Hope into Action acknowledges its complicity in systemic discrimination and racism.

Up until now, there has been a reluctance to notice, name and challenge it. The Black Lives Matter movement has shown us the need to face up to our behaviour and take better steps to address equality, diversity and inclusion across all aspects of our work.

Our vision is for EVERY church to house the homeless. It is driven by our values of listening, love, mutuality, seeing God’s reflection in every human, action and hope for ALL people.

​Hope into Action needs to reflect and learn and has a way to go before fully embodying these values. We have to tackle the reality of racism and inequality in our organisational life and see it as an issue of transforming our community as a whole. Our dream is for our work to enable the local church to serve their whole community. "Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?” Isaiah 58:6.

We want to grow in our understanding of diversity and create a hopeful network, representative of ‘every nation, tribe, people and language’ Revelation 7:9. To do this we have formed a Diversity and Inclusion Review and Advice Group. Their role is hold Hope into Action to account and to embolden us to challenge our prejudices and model the inclusive approach of Jesus.

Our Diversity and Inclusion Policy is here