Nearly 50% are of no religion – but has UK hit ‘peak secular’?

May 20, 2017 by

by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian: The secularisation of Britain has been thrown into sharp focus by new research showing that for every person brought up in a non-religious household who becomes a churchgoer, 26 people raised as Christians now identify as non-believers. The study also shows that...

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Is Tim Farron prepared to defend any of his beliefs?

May 18, 2017 by

by Melanie McDonagh, Spectator: Are there any matters of principle, do you reckon, that Tim Farron isn’t prepared to give up on under pressure from a television journalist? After caving under repeated questioning from Channel 4’s Cathy Newman (how brave, Cathy!) to declare that he does not, in...

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The ‘Nones’: ten key findings

May 17, 2017 by

By Stephen Bullivant, the Benedict VI Centre for Religion and Society, St Mary’s University Twickenham: The “no religion” population of Britain: Recent data from the British Social Attitudes Survey (2015) and the European Social Survey (2014). Ten key findings: 1. Those who identify as ‘No...

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Faith and Reason, Beauty and Holiness

May 16, 2017 by

by Ryan T Anderson, Public Discourse: We have the obligation to propose with the apostle Paul the more excellent way. And this only intensifies as you graduate today and enter a world that is simultaneously hungry for and resistant to your message. On Saturday, May 13, Public Discourse‘s...

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Labour’s 2017 manifesto: What does it say about religion?

May 12, 2017 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: A draft Labour party manifesto, leaked before its official unveiling, promises mass nationalisation, state control of bills and pay and hesitation over nuclear weapons in the most left-wing manifesto in a generation. In among the promises to scrap tuition fees and...

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Less than a third of Britons believe religion is important, says poll

May 3, 2017 by

by Alex Williams, Premier: New research has found fewer than one in three Britons believe faith matters. Ipsos Mori found 30 per cent of people said religion is important to them, a figure significantly lower than the global average of 53 per cent. The statistics place Britain among the least...

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