Welfare

Christian scriptures and tradition place ‘love of neighbour’ alongside ‘love of God’ as foundational to human life. Accordingly, the welfare of others is a central concern of the church and Christian thought.

Ideas relating to the form that should take have changed over time. The debate over what form welfare should take is an intense one today, but it is often conducted in economic rather than ethical terms.

Theos believes that religiously-inspired welfare activity is enormously important within contemporary Britain. Our work has looked at the theoretical issues, such as the ‘moral logic’ of welfare, as well as the practical realities of welfare and voluntary activity on the ground.

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