Christians and the ‘Big Society’
John Hayward, director of the Jubilee Centre, has written an interesting article in Thursday’s Guardian: Christians will build the ‘big society’ – if they are allowed.
He claims research shows that worshippers do more voluntary work than non-believers, yet the government is doing little to support them in their faith. “The success of the ‘big society’ initiative will not just require the help of faith organisations,” he claims, “it will need actively to promote them.”
He cites recent research by the Evangelical Alliance and Christian Research showing that 81% of evangelical Christians do some kind of voluntary work at least once a month, compared to the much lower figure of 26% for the population at large.
Check out the full article here.