Understanding Conspiracy Theories

By Dr David Robertson In times of stress, people look for answers to their problems. When their usual answers aren’t working, they may reach for unusual answers. The sociologist Martin Stringer identifies this as situational belief — we might not “believe in” acupuncture, but if our back pain is bad enough, we may well be […]

Coronavirus and Religion update – 24 April

By Tim Wyatt Religious Right chant: God is bigger than Covid-19 A growing movement in the United States is demanding a swifter lifting of the country’s coronavirus lockdown so that people can start going back to church services. Although each state has slightly different restrictions, the vast majority of churches have been shuttered since stay […]