A major five year research programme on faith and society is underway, and has a valuable new website.
Ekklesia has been involved in elements of the programme already, including events and seminars run by partners in Oxford and Cambridge. Our recent intern researcher Jordan Tchilingirian has also been working with the director, Linda Woodhead.
See Jordan's paper on Atheism, Secularism and Humanism: http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/findings/uk-religion/atheism 
The Religion and Society Research Programme is a collaborative venture between the AHRC and the ESRC. Together these research councils have contributed £12.3m to fund research of the highest quality on the interrelationships between religion and society. The Programme aims to foster collaborative research across the arts, humanities and social sciences; to build capacity in the study of religion; to engage interested parties beyond the academy; to further understanding of religion in a complex world. The programme started in January 2007 and will end in December 2012.
More here: http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/