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Religion and Well-being: Assessing the Evidence

It is often reported that religion is good for 'well-being'. This report evaluates the evidence from nearly 140 academic studies.

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Religion in the Media

A daily roundup of media stories about religion.

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Church schools serve the common good

Education is at the heart of the work that the Church of England does for the common good, says Justin Welby

Religious violations in N. Korea "worst abuses in the world"

The abuse of people in North Korea needs to be addressed urgently, according to a Christian anti-persecution charity

UK Churches march and join refugee scheme

While delegates at the UN summit debated how to tackle the refugee crisis, churches, charities and politicians also grapple with the problem


3 facts about the refugee crisis many Christians overlook

Jonathan Merritt: “Bible-believing” Christians who oppose admitting refugees do not speak about the Bible at all

Judge dismisses case against North Carolina's gay marriage opt-out law

A federal judge rejected challenge to a North Carolina law that allows government officials to refuse to perform same-sex marriages

Why the church can rescue us from our smartphones

Can the church be a haven in a digitally exhausted world?


'World thirsts for peace', pope tells religious leaders

Pope Francis prays with faith leaders for an end to religious fanaticism and indifference to the plight of war victims

Grapes of Wrath: Refugees Face Steinbeck Scenario in Lebanon

While US debates resettling 10,000 Syrians, a country smaller than Connecticut struggles with hosting 1.5 million

Western values are more Christian than classical

Theo Hobson on our fundamental values in the West


Dalai Lama: There is no such thing as a Muslim terrorist

'Any person who wants to indulge in violence is no longer a genuine Buddhist or genuine Muslim,' says Tibet's exiled spiritual leader

My Life As a ‘None’

And other tales from the ranks of the unaffiliated and the agnostic

The bloody history of the Bible

"The Murderous History of Bible Translations", by Harry Freedman, reveals the fraught story of the famous text


Anglicans divided over bishops' group on homosexuality

Conservative and liberal Christians criticise new bishops' group set up to discuss the issue of homosexuality

First country to officially defend Christians persecuted by IS

Hungary has drawn criticism for favouring Christian over Muslim refugees from Syria and Iraq

One in four French Muslims want ultra-conservative Islam

One in four French Muslims support an ultra-conservative form of Islam which forces women to wear full-face veils

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