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Secularizing Selfhood and Other News

  Secularizing selfhood I recently gave a presentation at the Rethinking Modern British Studies conference at the University of Birmingham, which was loosely devoted to an exploration of themes contained in a previous working paper from the Modern British Studies … Continue reading

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Religious Self-Identification and Other News

  Religious self-identification The current issue of Religion (Vol. 44, No. 3, 2014) is a special theme issue on ‘Making Sense of Surveys and Censuses: Issues in Religious Self-Identification’, guest-edited by Abby Day and Lois Lee. It contains a number … Continue reading

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Sex, Guilt, and Religion and Other News

Our lead story today features the second instalment of findings from the YouGov survey commissioned for this year’s series of Westminster Faith Debates. There are also four other items of more general religious statistical news. Sex, guilt, and religion The second … Continue reading

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Children and Pornography

Today’s Daily Mail reports that the Government may be back-tracking, on civil liberties grounds, on its commitments to introduce tough measures to protect children from access to online pornography, which would entail explicit requirements to opt into adult content. However, … Continue reading

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Legalization of Gay Marriage

The Conservative Party risks losing Christian votes if it goes ahead with legalizing gay marriage, as advocated by David Cameron at the Party’s recent conference in Manchester, a ComRes survey published on 4 November 2011 has revealed. The poll was undertaken … Continue reading

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Participation in Higher Education and Religion

‘Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs more likely to go to university than their Christian classmates’, proclaimed the headline to Richard Vaughan’s article in The TES for 22 July 2011. The story was subsequently picked up by the Daily Telegraph on 23 … Continue reading

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Religion, Youth and Sexuality

‘Sex and religion are generally considered uncomfortable bedfellows.’ So begins a new 24-page report which offers fascinating insights into the diversity of interactions between religion and sexuality among the young. Authored by Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip (University of Nottingham), Michael Keenan … Continue reading

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Religion and Morality in the 1950s and 1960s

We reported in the summer on the ongoing scholarly debate about ‘When was secularization?’ (in Britain) – see http://www.brin.ac.uk/news/?p=347. In particular, we noted the arguments of Professor Callum Brown for regarding the 1960s as the major tipping-point on the trajectory … Continue reading

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