Monthly Archives: January 2010

News from Christian Research

On 18 January the Bible Society announced changes to its leadership team, one of which was the appointment of Stuart Rivers as Executive Director of Enterprises. He previously worked for Ericsson and, for the past four years, as an officer … Continue reading

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Career aspirations of women priests in the Church of England

Women priests in the Church of England are willing to take up a senior ministerial post in the future, including in the episcopal ministry, if the opportunity arises. However, they appear much less likely to respond to an open advertisement … Continue reading

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New Church of England statistics

The Church of England published two new sets of statistics on 22 January. The first were its provisional statistics for mission in 2008, covering baptisms (infant, child and adult), thanksgivings (infant and child), confirmations, marriages and blessings, funerals, Easter and … Continue reading

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Religious Census 1851 Online

For interested historians: the Census of Religious Worship of 1851 has been digitised and is available from two sources. First, there is the Online Historical Population Reports Website. The Report is indexed and can be viewed page-by-page, with each page … Continue reading

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Launch of data.gov.uk

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, today launched a major government web portal drawing together official data sources. data.gov.uk is still in beta version, but already offers a massive array of public data – 2879 data sources and … Continue reading

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Sermons: the View from the Pew

CODEC, a research centre at St John’s College, Durham University, and the College of Preachers have just released the results of a pilot study of attitudes towards preaching and sermons. This forms part of the fiftieth anniversary celebrations of the … Continue reading

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Religion and human rights

Liberty, the human rights organization, has today released the findings from a poll of United Kingdom Christians on the subject of freedom of religion and religious discrimination. The poll was commissioned against the background of the case of Nadia Eweida … Continue reading

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Faith and the environment

The Bible Society has released the results of a small-scale poll of the attitudes of religious people towards the environment. Seven in ten believe that caring for the environment is part of their religious duty. The Society’s press release will be … Continue reading

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Citizenship Survey, 2007-08 – Religion

The Department for Communities and Local Government published the topic report on race, religion and equalities from the 2007-08 Citizenship Survey on 18 December 2009. The report runs to 256 pages and is freely available online at http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/statistics/pdf/1417955.pdf The Citizenship … Continue reading

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