How to think about religious freedom

Nick Spencer cuts through the complexities of religion and law to give a clear and judicious overview of what is at stake.

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Events Archive

Theos Conference: God and Government

What does Christian thought have to say about the role of government in Britain today?


Critiquing Liberalism from the Inside

Nick Spencer meets Larry Siedentop, author of Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism

Press Releases

Welfare state dead in a generation, a quarter of British adults think

As David Cameron defends his “moral mission” against Cardinal Nichols accusations of welfare cuts being neither “moral nor fair”, new research reveals that a quarter (24%) of British adults think the welfare state will not exist “in any for

Upcoming Events

Atheists: The Origin of the Species

Join Nick Spencer and the Theos team for an evening of discussion about Nick's new book: Atheists: The Origin of the Species

Video & Audio

Theos Conference: God and Government Plenary Lectures

Nick Spencer - Voting, Values and Virtue and Jonathan Chaplin - How to do Theology in Public

Theos Team Blog

Cameron's conversion: is Britain a Christian nation?

There are always risks in baptising power, but that doesn't mean religion should be private


Why the West is different

Nick Spencer discusses Larry Siedentop's recent book on Christianity and the origins of Western liberalism.

Book Reviews

Ruling the Void: The Hollowing out of Western Democracy

Nick Spencer reviews Ruling the Void: The Hollowing out of Western Democracy by Peter Mair

Darwin Project

Rescuing Darwin data set

The full tables of data relating to the Rescuing Darwin project can be accessed here.

Media Monitoring

A plucky foreigner who got his job because no one else was available. What better hero for Britain t

It's rather splendid that our patron saint had no connection to this country - Independent