William Temple Foundation 

An independent faith-based research institution

The William Temple Foundation was created to take forward the concern of Archbishop William Temple (1881-1944) for a coherent engagement between the churches and the economy, working life and international relations.  It was founded in 1947 as a theological college working with lay people to relate Christian faith to the realities of the post-war secular world and is now ecumenical in staffing, structure and work patterns.


Its core concerns:

  • strengthening and developing the churches' theology and practice in their engagement with economics, working life and urban communities through original research and training;
  • developing local, regional and national networks to share experience, thinking and practice models;
  • seeking to influence the structures of church and society in solidarity with those who are marginalised and disadvantaged by economic and political policies and social trends.

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