It looks like¬†the¬†Anglican Church is facing the some issues. It could be argued that the Labour party is a pretty good example of¬†what¬†happens when you¬†fragment.
However a Church is a little¬†different¬†in you are dealing with matters of faith not public policy. nd so in opposing “fragmentation” you are actually turn your cheek to providing spiritual succour to the masses.
A fixation with gay rights, feminism and separate racial identities is threatening to ‚Äúfragment‚ÄĚ British society, the Archbishop of Canterbury has claimed.
Dr Rowan Williams warned that identity had become a ‚Äúslippery‚ÄĚ word and that, while much had been achieved for minority groups, it was time to focus on the common good.
He also attacked a culture of dependence on welfare handouts, which he said was harmful to society, in an address to members of the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff.
Addressing a group of teenagers during the visit, he also spoke about the possibility that Britain could break apart as Scottish and Welsh nationalism grows in importance.
Dr Williams, who is stepping down as leader of the Anglican Communion later this year, has made a series of outspoken interventions since announcing his resignation.
He¬†signalled last week that he plans to use his final months in office to speak out¬†forcefully on issues which on which he feels passionate.