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Catholic Family and Other News

  Catholic family The Roman Catholic Church’s fortnight-long Extraordinary Synod on the Family ends in Rome today. It has attracted surprisingly little attention in the general (non-Catholic) British media, although its outcomes are now being reported as a victory for … Continue reading

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The British Election Study 2015: Religious affiliation and attitudes

This second post, based on analysis of the British Election Study (BES) 2015, looks at selected attitudes of religious groups in Britain. Two waves of panel data (conducted in, respectively, February-March 2014 and April-June 2014) have so far been made … Continue reading

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2011 Anglican Statistics and Other News

As usual, there has been a lot of media interest today in the latest (2011) Statistics for Mission of the Church of England. They are always seen as something of a barometer of the spiritual state of England, and so … Continue reading

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Hate Crime in Scotland, 2010-11

Crimes motivated by religious prejudice rose by 10% in Scotland last year, representing the highest number of charges in that category since 2006-07, according to the report on Hate Crime in Scotland, 2010-11, published yesterday by the Crown Office and … Continue reading

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Britain as a Christian Country

The recent census question on religion sparked some debate about the persistence of cultural Christianity. That phenomenon can be defined both at the level of the individual and in terms of national character – whether Britain remains a ‘Christian country’. … Continue reading

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Equality and Human Rights Commission – New Research

We recently highlighted the publication of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)’s first triennial review, and of its relevance for British religious statistics. See http://www.brin.ac.uk/news/?p=656 We can now report that the EHRC has commissioned two new research papers, which, … Continue reading

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How Fair is Britain?

Section 12 of the Equality Act 2006 endowed the newly-formed Equality and Human Rights Commission with a responsibility to monitor the progress that society is making towards becoming more equal, and to report on it every three years. The first such … Continue reading

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Economic Inequality and Religion

The outgoing Labour Government’s often controversial Equality Bill received royal assent on 8 April and became the Equality Act 2010. In the economic sphere the legislation, and the Parliamentary debates on it, were informed by the work of the independent … Continue reading

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