We are really excited to announce that Archbishop Justin Welby has chosen to become a patron of Christians Against Poverty! Watch his video below to find out why he chose CAP.
Why did you choose CAP?
CAP deals in helping people to get free of the prison of debt and it's something I feel passionately about. Having seen them at work and how effective they are, I wanted to be a patron and to support them in any way I could.
What do you like about CAP?
First of all, they tackle the issues where they really exist. They tackle the things that destroy families and lead people into the prison of debt. They go to people’s homes, not just to tell people what to do, but to give them a sense of ownership and liberation too. Secondly, they are linked to local churches. Over 20% of CAP branches link, in some way, to a Church of England church, and all of them link to Christian churches. Thirdly, they are adventurous and exciting in what else they are trying to do to free people from poverty.
What do you think of CAP's partnership with the local church?
It's really exciting because it means there's a community for those who want it. CAP don’t force people into the church or anything like that, but they offer them scope to find the support and love of a Christian community. That's wonderful.
What would you say to others about CAP?
I hope you'll support CAP, and if you are struggling with debt I hope you'll have the confidence to go and ask them for help. They are serious, highly professional, deeply committed and, above all, they will treat you as a human being of infinite value, loved by God, who just needs some help to find your own way forward.