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Video & Transcript: House of Lords debate of Holistic Mission Report

21st November 2013

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ResPublica's report 'Holistic Mission' was debated in the House of Lords - Video footage and the Hansard transcript is now available

The debate of Holistic Mission begins at 14:31.

To download a full transcript of the debate please click here, or click here for the original source.

ResPublica is pleased to announce that its recent report, Holistic Mission: Social action and the Church of England, was debated in the House of Lords at 2.30pm on 21st November 2013.

The motion “to move that this House takes note of the July 2013 report of ResPublica ‘Holistic Mission: Social Action and the Church of England’” was proposed by the Bishop of Leicester, Lord Tim Stevens, and emerged in a ballot recently.

The ResPublica report, which was launched with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Justin Welby, and the Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd MP, argues that the Church must become an enabling institution focussed on holistic, interpersonal and local social action. The report demonstrates that the Church has a truly unique place in English society, and is the key to unlocking a revolution in both voluntary and statutory public service provision. The report argues that we need new institutions for the 21st century, and that the Church is well-placed to become one.

The keynote speeches by ResPublica Director, Phillip Blond, the Archbishop of Canterbury and Minister for Civil Society, plus the subsequent panel discussion with the Bishop of Leicester and Shadow Employment Minister, Stephen Timms MP, can be viewed here.

For further information regarding ResPublica’s work on faith and the Church, please contact ResPublica’s Head of Research, Caroline Julian, at or on 0207 222 6552.

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