Category Archives: Organisational data

Counting Religion in Britain, June 2016

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 9, June 2016 features 24 new sources. It can be read in full below. Alternatively, you can download the PDF version: No 9 June 2016 OPINION POLLS – BREXIT The referendum on the United Kingdom’s … Continue reading

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Second Edition of UK Church Statistics

  The indefatigable Dr Peter Brierley has recently produced what will perhaps be the highlight of the religious statistical publishing year: UK Church Statistics, Number 2, 2010 to 2020 (Tonbridge: ADBC Publishers, 2014, ISBN 978-0-9566577-7-0, £27 inclusive of postage and … Continue reading

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Climbing the Papal Mountain and Other News

  Today’s post covers three news stories, two of which test public reactions to the religious landscape following, respectively, the resignation of the Pope and last month’s four cases of alleged religious discrimination appealed to the European courts. Climbing the … Continue reading

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Church Statistics, 2010-11

Church Statistics, 2010/11 (ISBN 978-0-9564659-2-4), the annual digest of data about the Church of England compiled by the Research and Statistics Department of the Archbishops’ Council, was published on 25 June 2012 and is available at: http://www.churchofengland.org/media/1477827/2010_11churchstatistics.pdf It comprises 34 … Continue reading

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Rural Church

Rural Life and Rural Church: Theological and Empirical Perspectives, edited by Leslie Francis and Mandy Robbins was published last month by Equinox Publishing of Sheffield (ISBN 978-1-84553-984-9, £19.99, paperback). It reprints, together with a new introduction by the editors, 28 … Continue reading

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BBC Staff Religion

Concern has been mounting for some time, among certain sections of the public, about a perceived anti-religious and, specifically, anti-Christian bias at the BBC. Continue reading

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Restudies of Religion in English and Welsh Communities

Steve Bruce, who has been Professor of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen since 1991, has been engaged since 2007 on an extended reappraisal of religious change in Britain since 1945, made possible by the award of a Leverhulme Trust … Continue reading

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Women’s Representation in the Church in Wales

The Governing Body of the Church in Wales met at the University of Wales, Trinity St David on 21 and 22 September 2011. One of the items on its agenda was a report from Dr Gill Todd of the Diocese … Continue reading

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Equality Duties and Schools

Even before the Public Sector Equality Duty came into effect on 5 April 2011, thereby extending the legislative diversity responsibilities of public bodies to religion or belief, more than nine-tenths of maintained schools had already built religion or belief into … Continue reading

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New Reports from the Pastoral Research Centre

The Pastoral Research Centre (PRC), the Roman Catholic socio-religious research institute established following the demise of the Newman Demographic Survey (NDS) in 1964, has launched two new series of reports on Catholic schools in England and Wales. They are all … Continue reading

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