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Believers ‘are more likely to volunteer’

by Ed Thornton

RELIGIOUS people are much more likely to volunteer, give money to charity, and let another driver cut in front of them, a new study in the United States suggests. Its authors say, however, that this has more to do with “the friendships they make through their congregations” than their theological beliefs.

The authors of American Grace: How religion divides and unites us (Simon & Schuster) are Professor Robert Putnam of Harvard Univer­sity, and Professor David ...

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Ebola virus: ‘impact is still real’

Ebola virus: ‘impact is still real’

Sierra Leone is officially free of the Ebola virus, but the devastation caused by the disease has left lasting scars. Molly Hodson visited the country to see how it is coping  Subscribe to read more

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It's both hands together

Christianity needs political visibility on both Left and Right if it is to remain untainted by partisan associations, says Nick Spencer  Subscribe to read more

Sat 23 Jul 16 @ 18:47
Sierra Leone is officially free of the Ebola virus, but the devastation caused by the disease has left lasting scars https://t.co/81wQHJnhVs

Sat 23 Jul 16 @ 17:48
‘Draconian’ effect for Christians of Russian anti-terrorism laws https://t.co/1hxv5gnaPn