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Descriptions of these groups and organisations are drawn from their own websites

L'Arche (French for 'The Ark') is a family of 130 Communities in 30 countries all round the world, including nine in the UK with a tenth due to open in Manchester in the near future. In L’Arche Communities people with learning disabilities and their Assistants live and work together.
L'Arche is based on Christian principles, welcoming people of all faiths and none. Men and women with learning disabilities aged 18 and over are at our heart. They are people with a wide range of disabilities, independence and needs, from varied backgrounds and of different ages

Anabaptism is not just a historical tradition but a source of inspiration for many Christians today. Available free on this website are segments from the video ‘Rediscovering Anabaptism’, in which British Christians reflect on the relevance of Anabaptist perspectives for Christian discipleship today

Peacemaker Teams

CPT's work is focused on three main areas:
- Trained, skilled teams from “the outside” that work effectively to spur and support local efforts toward non-violent peacemaking;
- "Getting in the way" of injustice through direct non-violent intervention, public witness and reporting to the larger world community to make a difference;
- Peace team work that engages congregations, meetings and support groups at home to play a key advocacy role with policy makers

Church on the Corner is a church for people who maybe wouldn’t usually do church, existing because faith is has a place even in fast moving culture of Islington and central London. With an emphasis on biblical christianity, on culture, on social justice and on creativity & the arts there is something different about COTC. It was founded in 1994, using a converted derelict pub


Ekklesia is an independent, not-for-profit think-tank which examines the role of religion in public life and advocates transformative theological ideas and solutions


Mennonites derive from a part of the Reformation known as Anabaptists or 'the radical reformation'. Discipleship, mutual support, following Jesus' hard teaching on loving enemies and concern for justice and right living have been particularly important for Mennonites.  Despite its name, the site is of much more then local interest


Peace Church is a way of thinking: discovering authentic church to be rooted in the centrality of Jesus, within the vision of shalom, and experimenting with the values that flow from this source. Local communities in Bristol, Chepstow, Birmingham & Plymouth


The Progressive Christianity Network Britain works to promote and support open and contemporary Christian understanding. They provide a network of local groups across the country, publish a radical quarterly newsletter, and organise regular conferences and events

Sanctus1 is a community of people who gather together to discover more about Christ, culture and community. Sanctus1 seeks to push at the boundaries; exploring God and spirituality within the city, in contemporary film and art, and within each other.
Sanctus1 is supported by the Anglican and Methodist Churches

Scum of the Earth - a Church in Denver, USA, who say of themselves ...
'It doesn't sound like a church name ... on purpose. We really want to connect with people who have no interest in "church" by society's definition ... we think we have a unique calling to reach out to our otherwise unreached friends. Our name is integral to that process. Whether outcast by society (e.g., punks, skaters, ravers, homeless people...) or by the church itself, many who come can identify with the name "Scum of the Earth" since they have been previously treated as such.

Ship of Fools - an online magazine - "We're here for people who prefer their religion disorganized," says the Ship's editor and designer, Simon Jenkins. "Our aim is to help Christians be self-critical and honest about the failings of Christianity, as we believe honesty can only strengthen faith". Regular features include the Mystery Worshipper, the Caption Competition, and Gadgets for God.

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