BBC Trust: Religious radio programmes are “least popular” and “least well received” – but we won’t change them
Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015
A consultation on speech radio by the BBC Trust has found that religious programmes are the least liked and least well received radio shows, but stated that the BBC has no plans to change them.
Posted: Wed, 08 Jul 2015
Figures published in the Independent have revealed that NHS Trusts spent over £23 million on religious chaplaincy in the last financial year – the equivalent cost of employing 1,000 new nurses.
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2015
Research by the think tank Demos has warned that British schools are "highly segregated" and that "some faith schools effectively exclude other ethnic groups."
Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2015
A survey of Catholics in England and Wales has found a very large gap between their views and the teachings of the church on gay marriage, contraception and divorce.
Posted: Wed, 17 Jun 2015
More practising Christians in the UK identified secularism as a "social and political issue" than poverty, in a new poll by ComRes.
Posted: Tue, 09 Jun 2015
A survey by the European Commission has found widespread confusion over religious slaughter but clear support for labelling to indicate whether meat is from a pre-stunned animal.
New research: 49% have no religion, Anglican Church collapse continues, Islam increases ten-fold since 1983
Posted: Tue, 02 Jun 2015
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: Tue, 26 May 2015
Kirklees Council is considering ending free travel to faith schools in a bid to cut out unnecessary expenditure. The move has widespread local support, with 72% of 926 consultation responses in support of the measure.
Posted: Mon, 18 May 2015
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: Wed, 06 May 2015
Over 90% of barristers would support some limits on face veils during trials, it has emerged.
Posted: Fri, 24 Apr 2015
A survey carried out by Whitehouse Consultancy has found that 33% of parliamentary candidates contesting marginal seats describe themselves as atheists.
Posted: Mon, 13 Apr 2015
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: Wed, 08 Apr 2015
Polling conducted in the run-up to Easter has found that almost two-thirds of Britons describe themselves as "not religious."
Posted: Mon, 09 Mar 2015
A new report by the Social Integration Commission has warned of segregation in Britain and called on the Department for Education to place limits on new faith schools.
Posted: Wed, 25 Feb 2015
10% of UK Muslims aged 18-34 agreed with the statement that "organisations which publish images of the Prophet Mohammed deserve to be attacked".
Posted: Tue, 24 Feb 2015
MPs have debated ending non-stun slaughter, after a petition to end the religious exemption to animal welfare laws was signed by over 115,000 people.
Posted: Thu, 12 Feb 2015
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: Mon, 09 Feb 2015
The latest BBC Annual Report indicates that although religious broadcasting on radio has declined, the amount of religion on TV has increased.
Posted: Wed, 21 Jan 2015
A study of 9,000 Britons has found that women are far more likely than men to believe in God and in an afterlife.
Catholic Church in Norway secretly registered thousands as Catholics to illegally secure government funds
Posted: Wed, 05 Nov 2014
For four years the Catholic Church in Norway has been illegally registering immigrants as Catholics in order to secure increased government funding.