Fact Sheets

Summer’s over: Paganism and the festival of Samhain

The festival of Samhain on 31 October, has ancient origins marking variously the end of summer, the beginning of the Celtic new year, the veneration of the dead and a fire festival in the agricultural year. It is observed by many Pagans and is associated with divining the future.

Factsheet: Judaism

Fact sheet with suggested commentators on the beliefs, organisation, customs and groups within Judaism – the first of the Abrahamic religions.

Factsheet: Hinduism

Facts and stats about Hinduism, the third largest religion in the UK, includes explanation of diverse beliefs, traditions and practices.

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

23 per cent of the world is Muslim. This fact sheet explains the history, beliefs, divisions and contemporary issues in the faith