"All over your world there are injustices that cry out to be remedied. There are wrongs that shriek to be righted... But the most urgent reform, as I see it, is to get rid of the needless poverty, desolation and misery which is the fate of countless thousands"

(Silver Birch)

On December 7th this year Minster David Bruton (SNU President) and Alv Hirst (SNU Communications Director) and many others, will be taking part in 'The World’s Big Sleep Out'. The purpose of this is to raise awareness of the homelessness crisis in the UK, and around the world where 1.1 billion people live in inadequate housing and 100 million have no housing at all. It involves sleeping outdoors for one night, somewhere safe and legal. Alv said, "Having worked with homeless people, I have been very inspired by the increasing number of Spiritualist churches and centres who have raised funds, donated goods and volunteered to support homeless individuals and charities." 

The eradication of poverty and social injustice have been of great concern for Spiritualists since the religion began. Silver Birch spoke of the "Urgent reform" that was needed in this area. This is no more need for this than today!

See our Big Sleep Out donation page here, and please help us raise funds, no matter how small you will create important change.

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, and those who have organised fundraising activities!


Follow us on social media & raise awareness

We're posting information to raise awareness about homelessness and displacement that happens in the UK and around the world. You can help by sharing our posts so that more people know about the need to bring about the urgent reform that Silver Birch talked about. Creating awareness helps to send a signal to governments and decision makers that having a safe place to live is a priority for every human being on this planet. We'll also be posting and live streaming during the Sleep Out on December 7th.

Search for @SpiritualistsNationalUnion on Facebook, and @SpiritualistSNU on Twitter and Instagram to follow, share and like our posts.

Help to raise funds by sharing a link to the official fundraising page: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SNU

Find out why Dame Helen Mirren and Will Smith are supporting the World's Big Sleep Out in this video...


If you or your Church/Centre would like to get involved please email Alv at [email protected] for further information. 

The World’s Big Sleep Out: please visit the official website! www.bigsleepout.com

Your donation can be made here (Thank you!): https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SNU