Millennials Believe Britain Is No Longer A Christian Country – But They Still Think Religion Matters

Jan 12, 2017 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: Most millennials do not view Britain as a Christian country, according to a poll to be published tomorrow. Instead, they view Britain as a nation with no specific religious identity. But they do believe that religion plays an important role in the lives of individuals. The survey was carried out by pollsters ComRes and is being published tomorrow to mark the launch of the new Faith Research Centre later this month. The centre will carry out research to help...

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Cloning, stem cells and GMOs: How religious beliefs shape our thinking

Jan 11, 2017 by

by David Warmflash, Genetid Literacy Project: It is difficult to examine society’s acceptance or rejection of key biotech developments without considering the role played by the world’s major religions and their belief structures. Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam react to new technologies and concepts in their own way – though there is rarely universal consensus on every issue within those religions. Not surprisingly, the basis for modern day beliefs is often found in...

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Law and religion round-up – 8th January

Jan 8, 2017 by

from Law & Religion UK: Religious observance in Scottish schools The Times reports (£) that an online poll by YouGov for its Scottish edition has found that (55 per cent of Scots believes that children should not be made to participate in religious observance at school. 38 per cent of all Scots (and 48 per cent of SNP voters) feels that there should be no place for collective worship in the Scottish education system and a further 17 per cent wants children to be able to opt out, even...

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Doing Good: A future for Christianity

Dec 26, 2016 by

from Theos: Today we’re publishing our ten year anniversary report. It’s a few months late – it should have appeared in early November – but what’s a month here or there when you’re talking about a decade? Those blessed souls who have been following us since the dark days of 2006, when the New Atheism hurricane threatened to sweep all before it and faith was widely judged a virus, will recognise the title of our new report, Doing Good, is a deliberate echo of our inaugural essay, Doing God....

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British Christians held back by ‘cultural’ embarrassment about talking about faith – African-born bishop

Dec 21, 2016 by

by John Bingham Telegraph: British Christians need help to overcome a “cultural” embarrassment about speaking to others about their faith, the Church of England’s first ever Nigerian-born bishop has said. Dr Karowei Dorgu, a former GP now ministering as a London vicar, has been named by Downing Street as the new Bishop of Woolwich in south London. He is the first African-born cleric to join the ranks of the Church of England episcopate for 20 years since Dr John Sentamu, now...

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BBC One’s festive schedule to feature most religious programming in four decades

Dec 21, 2016 by

by Patrick Foster, Telegraph: The BBC’s Christmas Day schedules will feature the highest amount of religious programming in four decades, according to an analysis of yuletide television throughout the ages. Families who settle down in front of BBC One on December 25 will notice a huge rise in religious programmes and high-quality dramas, while the amount of comedy has dipped to its lowest level in half a century. An analysis of BBC’s One festive schedules, carried out by Radio Times magazine...

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