Families and Household Commission News

Read the latest news about the Families and Household Commission.

The views expressed on the Commission’s pages are those of Commission members and contributors and are not necessarily those of the Archbishops' or of the Church of England.

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    Stakeholder Update April 2022


    The Commission is pleased to share its April update of activities, meetings and news.

    1 min read
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    Could three simple concepts really help churches tackle the problem of loneliness?


    In this blog, Martin Dickson, Director of Church Relationships at Safe Families UK, describes the immense damage that loneliness causes to thousands of people and suggests that intentional proximity, hospitality, and reciprocal friendship enable churches to address the problem.

    7 min read
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    Families Un-locked: Understanding Relationships Emerging from COVID-19 into the “New Normal”


    In this blog, Dr Gabriela Misca, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Worcester and Expert Adviser to the Commission, introduces current research into how lockdowns have impacted families in ways not seen before.

    9 min read
  4. Rt Revd Sophie Jelley

    Ways in which church communities support families


    In this blog, Commission Member The Rt Revd Bishop Sophie Jelley highlights some themes emerging from the Children and Young People’s workstream.

    4 min read
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    Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households - Call for Evidence Briefing Papers


    The Commission launched its Call for Evidence in October 2021, inviting individuals and organisations to respond to a range of questions.

    1 min read
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    Families and Household Commission Members reflections


    Commission Members Dez Brown and Dr Carole Kaplan share their thoughts on the Commission, what they have learned so far, and their hopes for the next stage of the Commission’s work.

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    Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households - Stakeholder Update Number 5 (March 2022)


    On a windy London day at the beginning of February, the Families & Household Commission met in the surroundings of the new Lambeth Palace Library.

    7 min read
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    Faithful and fruitful: hope for families and households


    Julie Gittoes, member of the Commission, provides an overview of the biblical narrative of families and households, and draws out themes and questions.

    5 min read
  9. Families & Household Commission meeting in York


    The fourth and final full Commission meeting of 2021 took place in the beautiful city of York.

    8 min read
  10. David French

    Measuring wellbeing as a policy instrument: why should the Commission be interested?


    David French, member of the Commission, outlines the growing policy interest in developing a metric for wellbeing as an additional contribution to the UK government’s analysis of prosperity, and explores why the Commission should be examining this issue and shaping its development.

    5 min read