Who are the Occasional Belongers?
Dr Ann Casson, Senior Research Fellow at Canterbury Christ Church University, draws upon key findings from the Faith in the Nexus report on belonging and connection. The report found that where a strong, active relationship between church and school was perceived, then there was more evidence of faith-related activities at home. Dr Casson considers: • The different ways in which people belong to church. • The value individuals place on this connection with church. • Different in kind, not strength of belonging. • The importance of recognising where people are and acknowledging that perhaps for many that is where they want to stay.