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Change, Communication & Relationships

Change, Communication & Relationships

Author: David Barker

Generous spirited and frank in their opinions it draws upon the experiences of 450 catholics active at all levels in the Church in Britain. Vital issues confronting the church are tackled. All shades of opinion are represented from senior Church leaders to young parishioners, from rural parishes to inner city communities. The booklet concludes with an assessment of the formidable challenges to be addressed, together with recommendations for ways forward in which positive and sensitive relationships can be fostered enabling the church ‘to be truly a mirror to grace for wider society’.

Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 23x17x0.5
ISBN: 978-1898366744
Category: Rejoice

 
£ 0.99
 

This booklet is for everyone concerned with the experience of change, communication and relationships in the local Church.

Generous spirited and frank in their opinions it draws upon the experiences of 450 catholics active at all levels in the Church in Britain. Vital issues confronting the church are tackled. All shades of opinion are represented from senior Church leaders to young parishioners, from rural parishes to inner city communities. The booklet concludes with an assessment of the formidable challenges to be addressed, together with recommendations for ways forward in which positive and sensitive relationships can be fostered enabling the church ‘to be truly a mirror to grace for wider society’.

The authority and governance project was established in 1996 at the queen’s ecumenical foundation for theological education, Birmingham, the initiative is concerned with the Nature, exercise and experience of authority and the practice of government in the roman catholic church. The aims are to assist the church address the complex problems of authority, governance, relationships and participation in contemporary Britain and, where appropriate, adapt pastoral policy and practice. These include a desire to distinguish the authority that is a baptismal right and responsibility from that which follows from orders and

Office in the church. Implications for the lay baptismal vocation are a particular concern.

Dr. David barker is a social scientist and former member of the European values survey group. He has published on industrial and social policy, values. Social change and the Sociology of religion.

Weight    0.140 kg
Dimensions    235 × 170 × 5 mm
 



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