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Discrimination, Identity, and Other News

The eight stories in today’s post feature a range of topics, but religious discrimination and religious identity especially stand out. It should be noted that the latest statistical bulletin for the Government’s Integrated Household Survey, covering the calendar year 2012 … Continue reading

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Life After the Census

The 2011 census of population may be by far the most significant religious statistical source to have been published this week, but there have been a few other reports, too, which are worthy of note. Here we highlight four which … Continue reading

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Chaplaincy to the Armed Forces

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is spending £22 million annually on employing 280 Christian chaplains across the three armed services, according to the MoD’s reply to a request under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act made by the National Secular … Continue reading

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‘Onward Pagan Soldiers’ (Daily Mail)

On 5 April 2010, we reported on ‘Religion in the Armed Forces’, based on an annual census of religious profession carried out by the Defence Analytical Services and Advice section of the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The religious groupings used … Continue reading

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Religion in the Armed Forces

The UK Ministry of Defence might seem an improbable source of religious statistics. In fact, it (and its predecessor departments) has long been enquiring into the religious affiliation of the armed forces, from the 1860s for the Army, the 1930s … Continue reading

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