Fact Sheets

What is Christmas?

Discovering the Christian festival of Jesus’ birth, by Dr Chris Deacy, University of Kent

Factsheet: Jehovah’s Witnesses

History, organisation, beliefs, practices and controversies of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, a Christian based group believing we are living in the end times.

Factsheet: Druids

Beliefs, practices, facts and stats of the Druid movement in the UK – a search for inspiration linked to sacred sites with ancient traditions.

What is Hanukkah?

HISTORY The name comes from the verb meaning to dedicate’ and the festival commemorates the re-dedication of the second Temple […]

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