Religion

  • 7 Mar 2011
  • 23 Jan 2011

    Religious leaders in Britain must make themselves more available to journalists to provide "authentic, mainstream" views, says a leading Muslim.

  • 27 Oct 2010

    Today and tomorrow, 27 & 28 October, are key dates in Christian history. Constantine's 'vision of the Cross' in 312, and his attribution of military victory at the Battle of Milvian Bridge the next day to God, was the beginning of Christendom in Europe - an era which mixed civilisation with bloodshed, saints with militarism, and faith with often brutal sacralised-secular power.

  • 26 Oct 2010
  • 19 Oct 2010

    The long-awaited new book on American religion and its impact from Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell introduces us to complexities and contradictions which often get overlooked public debate, says Martin Marty. Does religion unite or divide? Experience says 'both'. But exactly where, how and why remains important for a rounded view.

  • 4 Oct 2010

    Youth have not inherited a rebellious hostility to their parents’ beliefs, although for many religion is irrelevant for daily living, says a new report.

  • 29 Sep 2010

    So sudden have been the marked trends showing disaffection from organised religion that leaders have not internalised the evidence, says Martin Marty. They need to wake up. “Being spiritual” alone is not going to help keep the stories, the language of ethics, and the pool of volunteers embedded in religious bodies thriving.

  • 15 Jan 2010
  • 23 Dec 2009

    Revivals, awakenings, ethnic shifts, mobility, and religious marketplaces have always invited drifting, says Martin Marty. But recent Pew research on the US situation suggests that there is such a big quantitative shift that it amounts to a change in the quality of commitments.

  • 23 Dec 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.