Category - belief

  • March 13, 2011

    We need to search beyond politicians’ construction of multiculturalism, says Professor Robert Jackson. Research shows a much more complex picture of the ‘multicultural’ nature of society and of cultural relations, with constantly changing, complex and heterogeneous cultural groupings, exhibiting much diversity and some tension over issues such as identity. Religion, and our understanding of it, remains vital to all of this, not least within our schools. So where is it in PM David Cameron's vision and policy?

  • December 23, 2009

    While psychological researchers sometimes ask volunteers about their dreams, a unit at the University of Wales in Lampeter, in mid Wales, collects religious experiences that can used as a resource for theology students.

  • December 10, 2009

    According to a new report based on a recent national survey by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life, large numbers of Americans engage in multiple religious practices, blending elements of diverse traditions.

  • July 8, 2009

    To fear one's doubts and to deny them, is to take away the silence from the music and the space from the sculpture, says Jill Segger. As with all untruth, denial demeans, diminishes and eventually destroys.

  • February 20, 2009

    The last of four major conferences looking into issues regarding equality, human rights and ‘religion or belief’ took place in Cardiff earlier this week

  • January 12, 2009

    By adding more weight to the debate, the campaigning atheists won’t stop the worry about God, says Mark Vernon. Unless they can stop talking about it, they’ll only succeed in giving the rumour new life.

  • October 22, 2008

    The usual internet ranters apart, the much-publicised 'atheist bus project' has provoked some lively discussion and response.

  • October 21, 2008
  • June 27, 2008

    The Chinese government has given permission for special distribution of booklets of the Gospels, copies of the New Testament and full Bibles during the Olympic Games, but other concerns about freedom of speech and expression remain.

  • March 14, 2008

    A major five year research programme on faith and society is underway, and has a valuable new website.