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Humza Yousaf: I’ve faced racism and Islamophobia – but good is drowning out the bad

Humza Yousaf: I’ve faced racism and Islamophobia – but good is drowning out the bad | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Immigration needs to work for Britain to work, says Scottish Government minister Humza Yousaf

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Article cites the ESRC funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford

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2067: the end of British Christianity

2067: the end of British Christianity | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

It’s often said that Britain’s church congregations are shrinking, but that doesn’t come close to expressing the scale of the disaster now facing Christianity in this country.

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The article cites data from the ESRC-funded British Election Study.

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84 per cent of UK Protestants are not sure God exists - here's who believes most

84 per cent of UK Protestants are not sure God exists - here's who believes most | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The vast majority of Anglicans, Methodists and Presbyterians in the UK aren't sure that God exists, according to a survey of Britons.
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The study cited in the article used a survey of members of the ESRC-funded 1970 British Cohort Study.

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Dick Stannard's curator insight, January 24, 2015 11:35 AM

Here are the results of a recent UK survey that are disappointing to Christians and also a bit scary when you see the whole story.

 

It surely tells us, generationally, that we Christians are not doing a good job of passing on our own Christian convictions.

 

This isn't the only time in history that a nation or region, including the U S, has seemingly forgotten its Christian roots.

 

But it may be a wake up call for revival if Christianity is to remain a bedrock part of our culture.

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'Gender divide' in religious belief

'Gender divide' in religious belief | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A big gender divide exists between men and women in their 40s in belief in God and life after death, a poll suggests.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Social and Economic Research based at the University of Essex

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Archbishop Welby highlights ESRC-funded work in Lords debate

Archbishop Welby highlights ESRC-funded work in Lords debate | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has used a House of Lords debate to highlight Coventry University’s ESRC-funded research into the role played by religious groups in preventing violent conflict.

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Article refers to the 'Faith-based conflict prevention and early warning scoping project', funded by the ESRC.

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New figures reveal massive decline in religious affiliation

New figures reveal massive decline in religious affiliation | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In five decades, the number of people with no religion in Britain has grown from just three per cent of the population to nearly half, according to a new survey.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded British Election Study.

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Parents 'only go to church for places at faith schools'

Parents 'only go to church for places at faith schools' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research released by the Church of England reveals that large numbers of parents are probably feigning faith to help secure good school places

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The Institute for Social and Economic Research and is home to the  UK Longitudinal Studies Centre which was established by the Economic and Social Research Council.

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Christianity To Be Extinct By 2067 Says New Government Report

Christianity To Be Extinct By 2067 Says New Government Report | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Christianity To Be Extinct By 2067 Says New Government Report

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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Women ‘more likely to believe in the afterlife’

A new survey has revealed that men are less likely to believe in the afterlife. 

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The article quotes Professor David Voas of the ESRC-funded Institute for Social and Economic Research.

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Women keep the faith as majority of men say they do not believe in God

Women keep the faith as majority of men say they do not believe in God | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Muslims have the strongest faith in modern Britain while only one in six who identify with Anglicanism or other mainstream protestant churches are convinced of the existence of God

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Social and Economic Research which anaylsed data from the ESRC Centre for Longitudinal Studies

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For Muslim apostates, giving up their faith can be terrifying, alienating and dangerous

For Muslim apostates, giving up their faith can be terrifying, alienating and dangerous | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In many Muslim-majority countries, renouncing Islam is punishable by death. But even in the liberal West, some ex-Muslims continue to fear leaving their faith

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Author, Dr Simon Cottee, received funding from the ESRC for his study, The Apostates, cited in this article.

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Choosing Family or Freedom: the Trials of 'Coming Out' As a British Ex-Muslim

Choosing Family or Freedom: the Trials of 'Coming Out' As a British Ex-Muslim | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
I spoke to a number of atheists from Muslim backgrounds who are still firmly in the closet.
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Author Dr Simon Cottee conducted research on this issue with the support of a grant from the ESRC.

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Pope enters Scottish independence debate with warning against division

Pope enters Scottish independence debate with warning against division | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Pope Francis says every independence movement is different, but separation of countries must be 'handled with tweezers'
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The article quotes a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

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