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Religion will be yet more hotly debated in future

New patterns — including growing Muslim populations — mean faith will matter more, argues Grace Davie

A number of factors must be taken into account if we are to understand the place of religion in 21st-century Europe.

These include the legacies of the past, particularly the role of the historic Churches in shaping European culture; an awareness that these Churches still have a place at particular moments in the lives of modern Europeans, even though they are no longer able to discipline the beliefs and behaviour of the great majority of the population; an ...

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When the nation needs a shared sense of sacrifice

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Tue 30 Sep 14 @ 15:27
To update readers, we are tracking the case of former Bishop of Gloucester Peter Ball at Old Bailey. Case will next be listed 27/10/2014

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