Justice and hope for the forgotten
Amos Trust, promoting human rights and nurturing local responses to situations of injustice
Established around the work of Garth Hewitt in 1985, Amos Trust promotes justice and hope for forgotten communities. Amos works with a network of community projects from around the world to raise awareness of and provide support to responses that address the root causes of injustice and poverty. Having made links with partners across the developing world, Amos has learnt from them, been inspired by them and has tried to respond practically by providing the support they need.
Close and long-standing relationship with partners allows Amos to have an in depth understanding of the issues they face and of the numerous barriers they have to overcome to provide hope for their communities. Their experiences, knowledge and understanding has created a theology and spirituality which underpins all Amos’ work and is caught in the music, writing and resources produced by Amos Trust.
Amos works with a wide cross section of organizations and individuals in the UK, playing a key role in raising awareness of the issues, developing campaigns and lobbying for change.
Amos seeks to provide partner projects with the practical and financial support they need. Together they form a global network of highly innovative community projects, including work with street children in South Africa, promotion of human rights and sustainable communities for Dalits in rural India, community development and education provision in Nicaragua and working toward peace and reconciliation in Palestine and Israel.
Amos aims to be friendly, flexible and creative with a commitment to relationships at the heart of all it does. Amos is also committed to increasing links between supporters and partners, arranging regular supporter visits to partner projects and bringing partners over for speaking engagements in the UK.
The fund raising, commitment and prayers of Amos supporters make all these activities possible and Amos aims to provide supporters with practical ways of getting involved and together witness to the love, justice and compassion of God.
Garth says, “At the end of December 2011 I gave up being Director of Amos Trust and Chris Rose, formerly the Associate Director, is now the Director. I am delighted that Chris has taken on this role and he comes with tremendous enthusiasm and ideas. We have a great staff at Amos and I think this is a really positive time. Meanwhile I shall be working part time with the role Founder, still doing my concerts for Amos and writing.”
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