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Christianity at risk of dying out in a generation, warns Lord Carey

Publié par Clifford Armion le 19/11/2013

John Bingham

Christianity is just a “generation away from extinction” in Britain unless churches make a dramatic breakthrough in attracting young people back to the faith, the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has warned.
Clergy are now gripped by a “feeling of defeat”, congregations are worn down by “heaviness” while the public simply greets both with “rolled eyes and a yawn of boredom”, he said.
His comments at a Christian conference came as a stark report laid before the Church of England’s General Synod warned that its position as a “national institution” will be in doubt if numbers in the pews drop much further.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, also underlined the scale of the crisis telling members of the Synod they must “evangelise or fossilise”.
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"Christianity at risk of dying out in a generation, warns Lord Carey", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2013. Consulté le 27/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/christianity-at-risk-of-dying-out-in-a-generation-warns-lord-carey