Category - belief

  • May 18, 2015

    A Northern Ireland court found Ashers Baking Company guilty of discrimination after it refused to bake a cake calling for same-sex couples to be allowed to marry.

  • August 25, 2013

    Change is about structures, policies and politics, for sure. As a thinktank looking specifically at how belief and values can impact the arena of hard choices, we are the first to recognise that.

  • August 16, 2013

    Fifteen years ago, 'faith' was seen as a virtually spent subject in the public realm, certainly in the view of its many 'cultured despisers'.

  • August 7, 2013

    Religion is a 'hot topic' one way or another. Some love it, some loathe it, many go meh... but you can't ignore the diverse belief mix that now makes up a modern plural society.

  • August 5, 2013

    What would a conversation about religion among those who have abandoned it, or who are on the very edge of it, sound and feel like?

  • August 5, 2013

    Twenty years ago, many public commentators believed that religion was dead, or at least 'on the way out'. How wrong that proved. Simon Barrow looks at how the conversation about faith is deepening and broadening in the face of growing religious and non-religious diversity.

  • December 18, 2012

    As we report elsewhere on Ekklesia (, a new, comprehensive demographic study of more than 230 countries and territories conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life finds that more than eight-in-ten people worldwide identify with a religious group -- while the number of those unaffiliated with religion is on the rise, and now constitutes the third-largest global belief group.

  • December 18, 2012

    A new, comprehensive demographic study of more than 230 countries and territories finds that more than 8 in 10 worldwide identify with a religious group.

  • December 11, 2012

    The British Humanist Association (BHA) has released an infographic to show the rise in the number of people who ticked ‘No Religion’ in the 2011 Census, and the decline in the number of people who tic

  • December 11, 2012