Monthly Archives: February 2010

Church in Wales Schools

The Church Times for 12 February included a feature by Edwin Counsell on the Church in Wales’ 168 primary and four secondary schools. This highlighted the work of the Church in Wales Education Review, which has recently been completed after … Continue reading

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Global Religious Trends to 2020

Anybody using British religious statistics in a comparative context may find a new discussion paper by Peter Brierley (head of Brierley Consultancy) of interest. It is entitled Global Religious Trends, 2010 to 2020 and has been prepared for this year’s … Continue reading

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Marriages in England and Wales

The Office for National Statistics released the provisional marriage data for England and Wales for 2008 in a Statistical Bulletin published on 11 February 2010. The report, with accompanying Excel spreadsheets, will be found at: The principal religious information … Continue reading

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Integrity and Religion of MPs

Project SUSA has released the results of an opinion poll on the subject of the integrity and religion of Members of Parliament. The survey was conducted by ComRes by telephone among a representative sample of 1,000 British adults aged 18 … Continue reading

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Baptist Ministry Today

The Baptist Ministers’ Fellowship, a voluntary association of British Baptist ministers founded in 1939, has recently published the results of a survey of its members on the theme of ‘life in ministry’. The survey was organized by Revd Brian Jones, … Continue reading

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Religious Discrimination in the European Union

The European Commission has recently released a detailed report on Discrimination in the EU in 2009, continuing a series of investigations of this topic commenced in 2006. The latest document is Special Eurobarometer 317 and is based on Wave 71.2 … Continue reading

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Head Teacher Posts in Anglican and Catholic Schools

The 25th Annual Survey of Senior Staff Appointments in Schools across England and Wales has just been published by Education Data Surveys, since 2008 a division of TSL Education Ltd (publishers of the TES). Written by John Howson (Visiting Professor … Continue reading

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Churchgoing and the Weather

The most adverse winter for thirty years, currently being experienced in the United Kingdom, will doubtless take its toll on levels of church attendance, not least given the relatively elderly profile of most mainstream Christian denominations. We shall probably never … Continue reading

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Anti-Semitic Incidents in the United Kingdom

The Community Security Trust (CST) has published its detailed (36 pages) Antisemitic Incidents Report, 2009. This is available on the Trust’s website at The CST has been monitoring anti-Semitic incidents in the United Kingdom on an annual basis since … Continue reading

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Should the Burka be Banned in Britain? A New Public Opinion Poll

The debate raging in France and Italy about a possible ban on the wearing of the burka in public has prompted The Independent to test opinion on the subject in Great Britain.  The newspaper commissioned ComRes to conduct a telephone … Continue reading

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