To launch a new volume of “Growth and Decline in the Anglican Communion, 1980 to the Present” published by Ashgate, the Centre for Church Growth Research which is based at Cranmer Hall is organizing a conference on 18 November 2016 at Whitelands College, part of the University of Roehamption in west London.
The conference will explore patterns of growth and decline within the member churches of the Anglican Communion. It will include sessions on England, the USA, Nigeria, Congo, Latin America and other parts of the communion. Speakers include Professor David Voas of the University of Essex and Dr Emma Wildwood of Cambridge University. In addition, the Rt Revd Graham Kings, recently appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury as Mission Theologian in the Anglican Communion, will set the findings in a wider theological setting. It will be of interest to academics, church leaders and all interested in patterns of church growth and secularization in the modern world.
Conference booking will open in the coming months and will include special rates for postgraduate students. The conference also forms part of celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Whitelands College. For more information, see: http://community.dur.ac.uk/churchgrowth.research/research/new-research-project-growth-and-decline-in-the-anglican-communion-1980-to-the-present