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Over the years we've worked with politicians, policy professionals, faith leaders, media and more. Here are some of the things people say about Theos.
“I became convinced, particularly when I was Education Secretary and then Home Secretary, that the importance of religion in our national life is insufficiently thought about, insufficiently discussed, insufficiently considered, and it’s critically important for our welfare as a society in a wide variety of ways that we are able to discuss these things in an informed and positive way, and most important of all, on the basis of proper research and understanding of the society of which we are a part. Theos is one of the few places where this is really happening”
Charles Clarke, former MP and Home Secretary
"In today’s increasingly complex and polarised world, the challenges facing humanity are immense. Theos brings a clarity of research and analysis on the modern world by drawing on religious thinking and showing how it is still relevant and timely today."
Chris Bain, Director, CAFOD
"It was a great privilege for me to give the annual Theos lecture in 2009 and I have long been an admirer of your work. I commend your tireless efforts in promoting public theology in Britain"
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, January 2012
“Theos continues to meet a long felt need for a think thank that believes the Christian Faith has a political as well as a personal dimension. Non-political in a party sense, it provides balanced and in-depth discussion on how the Christian Faith might impinge on a range public policy issues.”
Professor Lord Harries of Pentregarth.
Lord Harries of Pentregarth, the former Bishop of Oxford
"Theos provides rare proof that theology can be interesting and relevant even - perhaps especially - for those who do not believe."
Julian Baggini, Writer, Journalist and founding editor of The Philosopher's Magazine.
"Theos blend faith and policy in a creative and energetic way."
Dilwar Hussain, Head of Policy, Policy Research Centre, Islamic Foundation.
"[Theos] essays are of a high order of reasoning [and they] certainly enrich public debate in a way that few other Christian bodies manage to do."
Studies in Christian Ethics
"Theos is an inspired idea - and fills a big gap in our culture."