Girl power leaves churches emptier

This report in the Daily Telegraph last week cites evidence that women are leaving churches faster than men; and claims that the churches’ old-fashioned atitudes to women are a major cause. Changes in the lives of women are also a factor; as more women work full-time and find less time in their busy schedules to worship in church. Churches are urged to change their attitides and re-think their offer to women if they want to attract and retain modern women as members. The decision of the Church of England to move towards the consecration of women as bishops is seen as a positive step in the right direction.

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