Hoping to Inspire London With the Gospel

| February 16, 2015

A friend of ours from Uganda came to London recently. It was his first time. When he heard that the city's population was a little more than 8 million people, he exclaimed, “Eight million people all living in one place, London must be so friendly!”

When he accidentally stood on the left, rather than the right, of the escalator on the Underground, he soon discovered otherwise. 

Inspire London 

As with most global cities, people tend to love London or hate it. Most of us who live here yo-yo back and forth depending on whether the Tube is running on time. London is incredibly diverse, with more than 300 languages spoken, the most of any city in the world, and with different ethnic and socio-demographic groups living side-by-side. But its diversity is matched by its division. The UK has one of the worst records for social mobility among developed nations, and this disparity is particularly acute in our capital. It shocked us this year to find out that, increasingly in London, new-build apartment blocks with a mixture of private and social (government provided) housing have “poor doors”—alternative entrances to the same blocks for those in lower income groups.


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