The Mighty and the Almighty: How Political Leaders Do God

A book exploring how different Christian politicians have used (and abused) religion in their politics. Read the introduction online here.

Forthcoming Events

Mental Health and Poverty

Ben Ryan joins other experts from across the Diocese of London to discuss the link between poverty and mental health


"Doing God": A Future for Faith in the Public Square


1st November 2006


It is difficult to think of a time when faith has been so important or misunderstood. This report examines the often complex issues surrounding faith and its place in society.

The first part of the report considers why it is not possible to take faith out of the public square. The second part examines the reasons why faith will play an increasingly significant role in public life. It goes beyond the obvious - such as the current focus on aspects of Islam - and identifies three tends: the return of civil society, the emergence of well-being and the politics of identity.

This report argues that faith is not just important for human flourishing and the renewal of society, but that society can only flourish if faith is given the space to do so.