Episode 9 – Responses Among the Urban Poor

A conversation with Dr. Ash Barker who has been serving in underserved urban neighborhoods for nearly three decades. He is co-CEO of Seedbeds, an organization committed to developing leaders in Birmingham, England.

Time stamps

  • 2:00 – Tell me a little about yourself
  • 6:15 – Can you tell us a little about “Urban Neighbors of Hope”
  • 9:20 – Why is the “common rhythm” you spoke of important?
  • 13:49 – Can you tell us a little about Newbigin House?
  • 22:00 – Can you talk through the realities of living in slums?
  • 31:00 – What type of monetary investment is necessary?
  • 36:08 – Can you talk about the issues of mental health challenges?
  • 38:20 – What can the church do in response to the vulnerable?
  • 40:57 – Tell us about your writing and books.
  • 42:50 – Other resources
  • Links


    This episode was hosted by Michael Crane and produced by Radius Global Cities Network and Scott Slucher.