Holistic Mission: Social action and the Church of England


by Philip Blond and James Noyes, Res Publica

New ResPublica report argues that the Church must become an enabling institution focussed on holistic, interpersonal and local social action.

Local government and churches should work together to fight deep-seated poverty and social dysfunction, urges a new report from ResPublica.

Holistic Mission: Social Action and the Church of England reveals that the Church drives social action, and calls for the Government to recognise and harness this power for the common good.

Launching on Wednesday 10th July in Lambeth Palace, with keynote remarks from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Justin Welby and the Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd MP, the report will demonstrate that the Church has a truly unique place in English society, and is the key to unlocking a revolution in both voluntary and statutory public service provision. The report argues that we need new institutions for the 21st century, and that the Church is well-placed to become one.

Drawing on new survey data, specifically commissioned for this research, the report reveals the following about the social action of the Church.

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