Shaping debate on religion in public life.


Rosie Dawson considers the role of pollsters in perpetuating misleading narratives about religion and religious people. The newspapers on 9th June, as you might expect, were full of articles analysing the fortunes of the political parties and their individual candidates. It wasn’t long, however, before I came across an assessment of the success of another group of […]

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Following the latest, widely reported developments in gene-editing technology, Simon Reader assesses the state of the ‘designer baby’ debate. The news last week of the latest breakthrough in gene-editing technology was met with global media coverage, along with commentary on the familiar trope of designer babies and disquiet over the ethics of choosing children. Scientists […]

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Does Faith make you Healthier and Happy?

by Greg Smith

02/08/2017 08:16

Greg Smith reports on a recent Evangelical Alliance survey and reflects on the findings. The final academic project of John Atherton, who sadly died last year, involved a comprehensive survey of the literature on health and well-being. One of the important hypotheses in this field is that participation in religious activity is associated with higher […]

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