Shaping debate on religion in public life.


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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Chris Baker reflects on the healing and cohesion facilitated by faith groups in the aftermath of the recent Grenfell Tower disaster. As the traumatic aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy continues to unfold, the rawness of the anger and grief of the victims of the disaster remans undimmed in the absence of obvious milestones to […]

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