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Councils should make better use of churches to bring communities together

Councils should make better use of churches to bring communities together

‘If the context of those relationships can move from a reluctant ‘needs must’ basis to one of open and compassionate collaboration, councils may well find that churches have much more to offer than they thought.’

Thanks to the Local Government Chronicle for covering our new report with Free Churches Group ‘The Church and Social Cohesion‘.

Read the full article here.


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Madeleine Pennington

Madeleine Pennington

Madeleine is Head of Research at Theos. She joined Theos in 2018 as a researcher on the Free Churches Commission, investigating the impact of churches on social cohesion across England. She holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Oxford, and previously worked as a research scholar in Philadelphia. She is the author of The Christian Quaker: George Keith and the Keithian Controversy (Brill: 2019).

Posted 1 December 2020

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