World Vision And New Wine Explore How Pentecost Inspires Churches To Get Involved In Social Justice

Global development charity World Vision UK is exploring how the Holy Spirit leads churches and Christians to work for justice.

World Vision has teamed up with New Wine – a movement dedicated to mission and evangelism in the UK, for a webinar on Wednesday 18 May at 7pm.

The aim is to explore how the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost led the early Christians to provide practical help to the vulnerable. The webinar will start with the theology of Pentecost and why it is important for Christians and churches to get involved in social justice today.

The speakers will include Paul Harcourt, New Wine Leader and Asuntha Charles, Director of World Vision Afghanistan. Paul will talk from the perspective of a church leader on what global social justice looks like in a local context and how he perceives the Holy Spirit is involved. Asuntha will aim to bridge the gap between the UK and World Vision’s offices globally.

Simon Gibbes, event organizer from World Vision UK, says, “In Acts 6, Luke demonstrates that one of the ongoing duties of the Apostles was the distribution of food to the vulnerable. “He shows that the work of the Spirit doesn’t just apply to us as individuals, it propels us to meet the practical needs of others.”

Mark Sheard, CEO of World Vision UK, says: “World Vision’s work globally is made possible because of the involvement of both individual Christians and churches. We are working closely with the New Wine movement to help empower church leaders and inspire Christians to make a difference in the world. We hope this webinar will inspire more and more people to get involved and help us in our work with poorer communities globally.”  

All are welcome to the webinar on Wednesday 18 May. For more information and to register click here.


Paul Harcourt, National Leader of New Wine – Paul is married to Becky and is the Vicar of All Saints’ Woodford and Wells. He has served within New Wine for over 26 years, previously as the Regional Director for London and East. He became New Wine’s National Leader in 2016.

Asuntha Charles, Director of World Vision Afghanistan – Asuntha is a professional social worker with many years experience in development and humanitarian response. She has experience setting up new country offices for NGOs, and has worked in the Philippines, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.

Written by: Jo Duckles 

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