Tags: Religion & Belief

UK Government accused of not upholding freedom of belief

Posted: Fri, 07 Sep 2012

The European Court of Human Rights hearing on 4 September 2012 has heard accusations from applicants that the UK Government is not upholding freedom of belief. Read More »

Most Irish people still describe themselves as 'Catholic' – but in name only

Posted: Thu, 07 Jun 2012

A new Ipsos MRBI poll for the Irish Times shows that although 89 per cent of people in Ireland still describe themselves as 'Catholic', it is not Catholicism as the Pope knows it. Read More »

Survey shows belief in God declining worldwide

Posted: Fri, 20 Apr 2012

Belief in God is declining gradually worldwide, with faith highest among older people, a report released by the University of Chicago on Wednesday found. Read More »

Muslims more successful at enforcing their religion from generation to generation

Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2012

An academic study by Cardiff University shows that the proportion of adult Muslims actively practising the faith they were brought up in as children was 77%. That compares with 29% of Christians and 65% of other religions. Read More »

Catholic and Episcopal churches shrinking

Posted: Thu, 09 Feb 2012

Statistics from the latest edition of the Catholic Directory of England and Wales reveal a picture of a shrinking church. Read More »

Census religion question questioned

Posted: Wed, 25 Jan 2012

Questions in test surveys by the Government before the last Census revealed more people said they had no religion than the question chosen for the Census did. Read More »

Mosques out of step with needs of young Muslims, says prison advisor

Posted: Thu, 12 Jan 2012

Young Muslim men are turning away from religion in their droves because of the old-fashioned attitudes in Britain's mosques, according to the Prison Service's Muslim advisor. Read More »