Tags: Religion & Belief
Posted: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:01
More practising Christians in the UK identified secularism as a "social and political issue" than poverty, in a new poll by ComRes.
Posted: Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:23
The NSS has criticised Tony Blair's proposals ahead of his appointment as chair of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR) as "ill thought out and counter-productive".
New research: 49% have no religion, Anglican Church collapse continues, Islam increases ten-fold since 1983
Posted: Tue, 02 Jun 2015 10:43
New findings by the National Centre for Social Research have confirmed the long-term collapse in affiliation with the Church of England and the huge increase in non-belief.
Posted: Mon, 18 May 2015 14:42
Polling by YouGov has found that while a slim plurality of Britons think religious leaders should comment on politics and the economy, just 19% are actually influenced by what religious leaders say.
Posted: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:35
The National Secular Society has called on Labour leader Ed Miliband to clarify recent comments he made during an election visit to an evangelical church.
Posted: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:33
A survey by WIN/Gallup international, which questioned 64,000 people in 65 different countries, has found that the UK is the sixth least religious country in the world.
Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:59
An Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that political views constitute a "philosophical belief" under the Equality Act.
Posted: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:28
One third of under-24s describe themselves as atheists, according to a new poll which offers more evidence for a "generational shift" away from religious belief.
Posted: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:08
A study of 9,000 Britons has found that women are far more likely than men to believe in God and in an afterlife.
Posted: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:26
The International Humanist and Ethical Union's second annual report on the state of human rights for non-believers, atheists and agnostics around the world has found a global "trend towards targeting 'atheists'."
Posted: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:10
The role of religion in schools has come under scrutiny during a House of Lords debate on the role of religion and belief in public life.
Posted: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:45
Christopher Columbus has been removed from the Turkish school's syllabus after President Erdogan claimed Muslim sailors discovered the Americas in the 12th century.
Posted: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:45
A Christian academic has called for special "conscience clauses" for Christians in laws of which they do not approve.
Posted: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:33
A British judge has said that it is never right for a secular court to rule on the truth or otherwise of religious claims, as he throws out fraud case against the Mormon Church.
Posted: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:25
A parliamentary group has published a report saying that Religious Education in schools can help counter extremism and build better community relations.
Posted: Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:51
MEPs have called on Saudi Arabia to respect the freedom of religion and expression of all people living in the country.
Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:14
An MP in Poland has lost a court challenge to the presence of a large crucifix in the country's parliament building.
Posted: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:30
A High Court judge has expressed his bafflement at a case involving the Islamic tradition of shaving off a woman's pubic hair that has cost the taxpayer £350,000 and has now been dropped.
Posted: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:35
The Magistrates Association has rejected a proposal from one of its members that it should end the swearing of oaths on holy books in court.
Posted: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:28
Magistrates are considering proposals to replace religious oaths and affirmations with a single oath for all defendants and witnesses.