The 'C' Scale of Relationships

In charting relationships, both actual and aspirational, the Churches have drawn on this scale, each point beginning with the letter 'C':

From Conflict

to Competition

to Co-existence

to Co-operation

to Commitment

to Communion

Experience indicates that the movement is backwards as well as forwards.

The 1987 Swanwick Declaration draws on this model with its call for the Churches to move 'from co-operation to commitment'.

You may find this scale useful for evaluating relationships and projects.

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