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Human Development


A paper from the Church of England's Mission and Public Affairs Council on Dementia and a Christian Perspective


In 2009 the world of science celebrated the bicentenary of the birth of Darwin, and the 150th anniversary of the publication of the seminal 'On the Origin of Species', inspiring Mission and Public Affairs to look at the relationship between Darwin, his supporters and the Church - with the conclusion that "good religion needs to work constructively with good science".

Alcohol & drugs

The Church of England has a long history of working alongside people who misuse alcohol and drugs. It tries to promote social conditions which will allow people to live with dignity without turning to alcohol or illegal drugs.


Borrowing money to pay bills, or using a credit card to obtain a higher level of consumer spending, is not a long-term solution, as it leads to long-term debt with no plan in place, or guaranteed higher future income, to pay it off - just one piece of advice available in Matter of Life and Debt, which includes resources for personal or church use.

Domestic abuse

In 2006, the Archbishops Council published 'Responding to Domestic Abuse: Guidelines for those with pastoral responsibility'


The Church of England wishes all that marry a lifetime of love that grows within God's protection. But we recognise that some marriages do fail for all sorts of sad and painful reasons.

Dying Matters - end of life care

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