Bethany Eckley, Director of Research and Policy Bethany has over ten years’ experience of working in the public and third sector, having worked with Oxfam, Amnesty International and the Equality and Human Rights Commission before coming to Church Urban Fund in 2012. Her particular passion is understanding how to respond as a Christian and as the Church to the social and economic challenges we’re currently facing in the UK. To understand more about this she is studying Church History at Nottingham University, looking at historic church-based responses to poverty. She is an active member of her local parish church in Tulse Hill, south London alongside her husband Peter. She enjoys all forms of team sports and is currently trying out the latest fad of hot yoga!