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Counting Religion in Britain, March 2017

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 18, March 2017 features 25 new sources. It can be read in full below. Alternatively, you can download the PDF version: No 18 March 2017 OPINION POLLS Belief at work ‘British employers struggle to manage … Continue reading

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End-of-Year Round-Up

This will be the final news post on BRIN for 2013. It features 11 sources which have come to hand over the Christmas period. This year we have been able to bring you 63 general posts containing 310 different news … Continue reading

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Humanist Marriages and Other News

Herewith eight more religious statistical news stories which have come to hand during the past week. Humanist marriages Humanist marriages have been legal in Scotland since 2005, and in 2011 (the latest year for which data are available) they were … Continue reading

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Humanist Marriages in Scotland

Humanist marriages, permitted in Scotland since 2005 (but not elsewhere in the UK), were the second most common form of ‘religious’ wedding ceremony in Scotland in 2011, with 2,486 marriages by Humanist celebrants compared with 5,557 conducted by Church of … Continue reading

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The Ways We Say Goodbye

Even for those not overtly religious in their everyday lives, the three rites of passage (birth/baptism, marriage and death – or, colloquially put, hatching, matching and dispatching) have traditionally been a point of contact with institutional religion. Church of England … Continue reading

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