Religion

“By the twenty-first century, religious believers are likely to be found only in small sects, huddled together to resist a worldwide secular culture.”

So wrote sociologist Peter Berger in 1968. Nearly fifty years on, few (including Berger himself) now hold this view.

“God is back” – to quote the title of John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge’s book – but he is not back in the same way. Beliefs, attitudes and patterns of religiosity are changing.

Theos conducts on-going research into what we believe today, how it manifests itself in our personal and public life, and how we should respond to it.

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Mapping Chaplaincy in Norfolk: A Report

Chaplains are increasingly the face of public religion. This report explores the chaplaincy landscape in Norfolk.

Christianity and Mental Health: Theology, Activities, Potential

A report into what Christian groups are doing to address mental health today.

Doing Good Better: The Case for Faith-based Social Innovation

This report examines how faith organisations are responding to social need in innovative ways, and asks what can be learnt from them.


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.

Doing Good: A Future for Christianity in the 21st Century

Theos launches 'Doing Good', a report on the future of Christianity, drawing on a decade of research.

Christian Funders and Grant-Making: An Analysis

This report offers new analysis about who Christian funding organisations are and what they are doing.


Passing on Faith

What do parents think about passing on their faith – their beliefs (or lack of them) about God – to their children?

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.

Religion and Well-being: Executive Summary

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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