Relationships | As the British government creates a Ministry of Loneliness, opportunities abound for faithful churches to respond to people’s deepest needs
by Jamie Dean
Posted 1/19/18, 03:14 pm
As the U.S. government hurtles toward a possible government shutdown over disagreements about immigration and fiscal spending, the British government announced this week they would attack another perplexing problem: loneliness.
A 2017 study found more than 9 million people in Britain reported they often or always feel lonely. (That’s nearly 15 percent of the population of the United Kingdom, and it’s more than the entire population of London.)