Religion and Well–being: Assessing the Evidence
Is religion good for ‘well–being’? This report evaluates the evidence from nearly 140 academic studies. (2016)
On 18th May 2017, Ben Ryan spoke about Theos’ report ‘Religion and Well–being’ at a Capital Mass event on mental health and poverty.
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Capital Mass hosted a Mental Health and Poverty event on the 18th of May 2017. The evening comprised of 6 Ted–style talks from various experts within this field.
Ben Ryan discussed findings from Theos’ report Religion and Well–being: Assessing the Evidence, including the relationships between religious affiliation, belief and participation and mental health.
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Ben Ryan is Head of Research at Theos. He is the editor of Fortress Britain? Ethical Approaches to Immigration Policy for a Post–Brexit Britain (JKP 2018) and the author of Theos reports on chaplaincy, the EU, the Catholic charity sector, mental health and ecumenism. He holds degrees in European politics from the LSE and in Theology and Religious Studies from Cambridge. Outside of Theos he is a trustee of CSAN (Caritas Social Action Network).
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