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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Elizabeth Oldfield on 'Thought for the day'

On how empathy and forgiveness, often the fruits of prayer, are the building blocks of a healing that will hold and the basis of real unity

Nick Spencer on post-Brexit Britain

Nick Spencer writes on the identity issues facing post-Brexit Britain, suggesting that clues to our future lie our past

Nick Spencer on the Christian roots of human rights

Theos Research Director Nick Spencer on BBC Radio 4, in conversation with philosopher Julian Baggini

The Christian origins of human rights

Are human rights built on sturdy philosophical ground? Nick Spencer writes for Prospect magazine

Theos report on Chaplaincy referenced in VICE

Hussein Kesvani quotes from Ben Ryan's report on Chaplaincy in an article for VICE magazine

Theos report on faith schools referenced in The Telegraph

Marc Sidwell quotes from a 2013 Theos report on faith schools

Theos director Elizabeth Oldfield on BBC News

Theos director Elizabeth Oldfield talks about the burkini ban in France and the problems with hardline secularism on BBC News

Burkini ban: let's stop helping Isis's recruitment drive

Elizabeth Oldfield writes that the burkini ban is the perfect recruiting tool for ISIS.

It's both hands together

Christianity needs political visibility on Left and Right if it is to remain untainted by partisan associations, writes Nick Spencer (£)

Theresa May: Quiet Daughter of the Church

Nick Spencer writes about the accession of practising Christian Theresa May to the premiership for The Tablet (£)

Tony Blair's faith and the decision to go to war in Iraq

Our article on Blair's faith, written for Theos by Andrew Connell, featured on the front page of The Tablet

"Religion and Wellbeing" report on BBC radio

Theos' new report on the nexus between religion and wellbeing has been discussed on numerous BBC radio programmes

"Religion and Wellbeing" report featured on Thought for the Day

Theos' new report on religion and wellbeing featured on BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day

Nick Spencer writes on post-referendum Britain for Church Times

"The instability of the past week has shown how fragile the balance of political life is"

"A Soul for the Union" cited in Straits Times

Theos' "Soul for the Union" report was cited in the Straits Times

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