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.
Education is at the heart of the work that the Church of England does for the common good, says Justin Welby
The abuse of people in North Korea needs to be addressed urgently, according to a Christian anti-persecution charity
While delegates at the UN summit debated how to tackle the refugee crisis, churches, charities and politicians also grapple with the problem
Jonathan Merritt: “Bible-believing” Christians who oppose admitting refugees do not speak about the Bible at all
A federal judge rejected challenge to a North Carolina law that allows government officials to refuse to perform same-sex marriages
Can the church be a haven in a digitally exhausted world?
Pope Francis prays with faith leaders for an end to religious fanaticism and indifference to the plight of war victims
While US debates resettling 10,000 Syrians, a country smaller than Connecticut struggles with hosting 1.5 million
Theo Hobson on our fundamental values in the West
'Any person who wants to indulge in violence is no longer a genuine Buddhist or genuine Muslim,' says Tibet's exiled spiritual leader
And other tales from the ranks of the unaffiliated and the agnostic
"The Murderous History of Bible Translations", by Harry Freedman, reveals the fraught story of the famous text
Conservative and liberal Christians criticise new bishops' group set up to discuss the issue of homosexuality
Hungary has drawn criticism for favouring Christian over Muslim refugees from Syria and Iraq
One in four French Muslims support an ultra-conservative form of Islam which forces women to wear full-face veils