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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Pope Francis to headline six day festival

Pope Francis will headline a 6 day event known as "Glastonbury with God"

Top DNC staffer apologizes for email on Sanders’ religion

A DNC staffer has apologised after suggesting to use Bernie Sanders’ religious beliefs against him.

Who is leaving the LDS Church?

Why are people leaving the Church of the Latter Day Saints?

Christians/Muslims/atheists unite to push RE alternatives

Irish Christians, Muslims and atheists have united to promote separation of church and state in education - ChristianHeadlines

Counter-extremism bill branded confusing by peers and MPs

Cross-party committee says there is no need for a new law, adding that proposals are alarmingly vague - Guardian

Group fights removal of Islamic center as voting site

Center calls decision to remove center from approved sites discriminatory; voters said they would be ‘uncomfortable’ - Guardian

"Muslims who believe in sharia law should be expelled from US"

Former House speaker makes comments in response to terrorist attack in Nice, France - Guardian

Evidence of New World religious dialogue found in Caribbean cave

Team discovers Latin inscriptions and Christograms next to spiritual iconography by indigenous peoples - Guardian

US: Mosque on prairie reveals a century of religious coexistence

Tucked away in the rolling grasslands of north-western North Dakota is a tiny mosque... - Guardian

Evangelical Christians rallying behind Donald Trump, poll finds

White evangelicals in key voting bloc support Trump even more than they did Mitt Romney in 2012 - Guardian

The New Cabinet: what have they said about religion?

Theresa May professes a Christian faith; how do her views stack up against those of her new Cabinet? - ChristianToday

Theresa May’s clergy upbringing will stand her in good stead

'Children of the clergy are special people; at long last, one of our own is back at 10 Downing Street' - Evening Standard

Canadian Anglican church U-turns over same-sex marriage

Voting irregularities emerge after resolution in favour of gay marriage defeated by single vote at general synod - Guardian

Warning of 'elimination' of Christianity in the Middle East

More personalities are lending their voices to condemn the persecution of Christians in the Middle East - Christian Today

Why a gory piece of scripture keeps surfacing in American politics

Senator David Perdue, a Republican from Georgia revived thesd Biblical quip, popular among evangelical right-wingers - Economist

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