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Factsheet: Samhain

Samhain is a pagan festival celebrated around the same time as Halloween which marks the end of the summer, and is particularly associated with the veneration of ancestors

Factsheet: Judaism

Judaism is the first and oldest of the world’s Abrahamic religions, but it also the smallest with just 15 million adherents globally. Originating in the Middle East thousands of years ago, Jews and their distinctive culture and faith are now found all over the world

Factsheet: Hinduism

Hinduism, whose adherents make up 15% of the global population, is a not single religion comparable to Abrahamic faiths, with a founder and canonical text. It is rather a family of traditions that can be understood as a network of related beliefs and practices rather than a formal religion

Factsheet: Abuse and the Church of England

In the past decade, the Church of England has regularly been rocked by cases of child abuse, including many by priests and even bishops. Multiple inquiries and reviews have been carried out, along with wholescale reform to the Church’s safeguarding procedures, culminating in the Independent Inquiry into Child Abuse in October 2020

Factsheet: Christianity

Fact sheet on Christianity, with 2.5 followers – 30% of the global population. Facts, stats, beliefs, customs, church denominations and key controversies.

Factsheet: Islam

Islam is one of the world’s largest faiths, with an estimated 1.6 billion adherents worldwide. It began in 7th century Arabia as an offshoot from two other Abrahamic faiths, Judaism and Christianity. Its followers today represent 23 per cent of the world’s population