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Last week fertility rates hit the BBC headlines. In 2020 the total fertility rate (TFR) for England and Wales fell to 1.58 children per woman, the lowest since records began in 1938.
The Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households (FHC) launches its Call for Evidence today.
The Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Household undertook its first evidence-gathering visit on Thursday 2nd September, visiting the London Borough of Newham.
In his blog, Commission Member Professor Kwame Akuffo reflects on the tensions highlighted by a legal system that favours the rights of the individual over family structure in our multi-cultural society.
In this edition you can find out what happened at the July meeting, links to more information and news on the website, and what Commission Members will be doing during August and September ahead of their next meeting in Oxford.
What the scriptures tell us about what it is to be human, and the role of families and households in human and societal flourishing
Professor Sarah C Williams, Commission Member, reflects at the launch of the Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households.
Family vulnerability beyond the pandemic and aligning services to enable all families to flourish and provide stable caregiving.
‘As a young adult training for ordination, what do you hope this Commission will address regarding Families and Households?’
Developing a theology to inform our work on families and households - A reflection from Paul Butler, The Bishop of Durham, Co-Chair of the Commission
The Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households seeks to be deeply rooted in the Christian faith. It also emerges from the Church of England’s specific calling as the ‘established church’ of England as a Christian presence across the nation
The Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households is embarking on a wide and challenging agenda at a time when we are slowly emerging from a global pandemic that has touched all our lives.