The NHS, our National Religion

By Linda Woodhead When faced with a biblical plague, the British turn not to God but the National Health Service. It is our national religion, the one thing sacred. It is here rather than in our national churches that we now affirm our shared values, reinforce a sense of collective identity, deal with evil and […]

Coronavirus and religion – update 1 April 2020

By Lianne Kolirin UK •  A trainee Anglican priest stranded on the Solomon Islands has told The Times that he is likely to be one of the last Britons to be repatriated. Sam Rylands, from Bristol, who is due to be ordained this summer, has been staying with the Melanesian Brotherhood since the beginning of […]