Churches lead way in tackling social integration

The Telegraph carries a report on how new analysis of the friendship networks of almost 4,300 people aged from 13 to 80 has identified churches and sporting events as the most effective centres of neighbourliness and integration in Britain. The conclusions come from the Social Integration Commission, which has attempted to map thousands of people’s social networks to see how closely people of different classes and generations mix in modern Britain. It found churches and other places of worship are more successful than any other social setting at bringing people of different backgrounds together and could play a leading role in promoting social integration. Includes CofE comment.