By the Numbers - Examining claims of representation and growth within Church of England

By the Numbers - Examining claims of representation and growth within Church of England

Abstract

Originally due for publication in March 2007, following the Church of England's General Synod and the Anglican Primates' meeting in Tanzania, this report - produced in partnership with Inclusive Church - was to look at claims being made by groupings within the institution about who they represent and which sections of the church are growing. It was to look at how 'the numers game' is played, to what effect, and will suggest alternative trajectories beyond the current 'stand off' in global Anglicanism.

This research developed into a larger project leading to the book 'Fear or Freedom? Why a warring church must change', edited by Simon Barrow, and published in 2008 by Shoving Leopard / Ekklesia. It is available for purchase here: http://books.ekklesia.co.uk/content/fear-or-freedom-why-warring-church-m...