Category - belief

  • 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 (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/17645), 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 12, 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 12, 2012
  • December 11, 2012

    England and Wales are becoming ever more mixed in belief, identity and culture, the 2011 census data released today (11 December 2012) reveals.

  • October 26, 2012

    The experience of being a new Facebook user prompts wider and deeper thoughts on 'friending', community and privacy for theologian Graeme Smith. Despite the promises of heavenly or earthly paradises made by ardent followers of this or that religious or political cause, all will become hellish if pluralism and therefore privacy is not protected and enhanced, he suggests.

  • October 17, 2012

    Two weeks before the US presidential election, the Public Religion Research Institute will release its annual American Values Survey.

  • August 16, 2012

    Africa has topped the list of most devout regions of the world, with 89% calling themselves religious, according to the Global Index of Religiosity and Atheism.

  • August 6, 2012

    We live in an era where people are inquisitive about spirituality, but hugely distrustful or even hostile towards ‘organised religion’, especially in its Christian forms.