Love Matters: Final report of the Commission

Professor Janet Walker, Chair and Revd Paul Butler, Co-Chair of the Archbishops' Commission on Families and Households at the launch of the final report

The Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households was asked to explore what families and households of all shapes and sizes need to flourish.

In its new report – ‘Love Matters’ – the Commission has outlined five ambitions to support and strengthen family life.

We must:

  1. Value families in all their diversity, meeting their basic needs by putting their wellbeing at the heart of Government policy-making and our community life, including religious communities.
  2. Support relationships throughout life, ensuring that everyone is able to develop loving, caring relationships, manage conflict well and promote the flourishing of individuals and families.
  3. Honour singleness and single person households, recognising that loving relationships matter to everyone.
  4. Empower children and young people, developing their relational skills and knowledge, recognising their value and agency, protecting them from harm, and giving them the best start in life.
  5. Build a kinder, fairer, more forgiving society, removing discrimination, division and deep inequality for the sake of every family and household.

You can read the report here:

Live launch

Stream the live launch of the report on our YouTube channel.