What is Christian Action Bristol?

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Christian Action Bristol (CAB) helps individuals & churches stay informed with news, events & volunteering. It's about Inspiring change through social action and politics in the Bristol region.

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What we do

  • Curating and collecting in one place - the CAB website - local news, events and opportunities around social action and politics.
  • Inspiring and informing you with the news and the needs from across our city.  
  • Encouraging and equipping you to get involved and make a difference in our community.
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How you can get involved

We want to help individuals, groups and churches connect with their passion to see positive change in the city.
See the Timeline for examples of how we are helping transform the Bristol region for good, through involvement in social action and politics.
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What we do

Gather: To build relationships and unity
We gather Christians engaged in social action and politics across the region, for example in 14 strands, or networks, of activity (see the list at the bottom of this page).

We gather Christians at a variety of events, for example the Building Bristol as a City of Hope conference in City Hall in May 2018, which explored the Christian community's engagement with the council's City Office, through seven Offers and Asks.

Grow: To learn from God and each other
We pray together about three times a year and have had a couple of weeks of Prayer and Fasting for social action and politics across the city. We had seminars to explore social action and politics issues from Christian perspectives, such as at the Going Deeper city-wide gathering at the Colston Hall in 2013. We have also set up the Bristol Churches City Fund, which raised nearly £100k for social action projects in 2018 and 2019.

Go!: To act together and as individuals
We started at a gathering with over 5k people at Ashton Gate stadium in 2012, where we prayed for and released individuals involved in social action and politics. For example, in 2020, about 500 volunteers from 16 churches engaged with the Bristol Churches Winter Night Shelter.

See the Timeline for more examples of how we are helping transform the Bristol region for good.

List of Networks

Like the rest of Together4Bristol, Christian Action Bristol is a “network of networks” in the following strands of social action and politics. For full details see the CAB website:

Addiction Support and Recovery
Debt Advice and Support
Environment and Creation Care
Food Poverty
Prison Ministry and Supporting Ex-offenders
Police/Street Pastors
Politics (Local and National)
Social Investment
Vulnerable/Working Women

Latest Politics and Social Action News and Events  

The TOGETHER FILMS are a series of short interviews that tell how Christians from the city of Bristol engaged during lockdown and the pandemic.
Showing God's Love in Practical Love and Service. As the impacts of the Coronavirus hit Bristol, Christians and Churches from across Bristol have been responding and getting involved.

Older Politics and Social Action News