Fact Sheets

Fact sheets are written by academics, journalists and commentators to explain the context and background of stories and current religious issues.

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What is Christmas?

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

Factsheet: Druids

Beliefs, practices, facts and stats of the Druid movement in…

What is Hanukkah?

HISTORY The name comes from the verb meaning to dedicate’…

Factsheet: Judaism

Fact sheet with suggested commentators on the beliefs, organisation, customs…

Factsheet: Hinduism

Facts and stats about Hinduism, the third largest religion in…

Factsheet: Islam

23 per cent of the world is Muslim. This fact…

Lent and Easter

The Christian season of Lent starts in 2020 on 26…

Faith manifestos

by Tim Wyatt [/fusion_text][fusion_text] Faith groups in the UK have…

Hillsong Church

Hillsong Church is an Australian Evangelical “mega church” with branches…

Yoga in Britain

by Suzanne Newcombe [/fusion_text][fusion_text] OVERVIEW Yoga, which is spreading in popularity…

What is Iskcon?

by researchers at Inform [/fusion_text][fusion_text] Krishna consciousness BACKGROUND The International Society…

Islamophobia defined

by Chris Allen [/fusion_text][fusion_text] TOWARDS A WORKING DEFINITION The term Islamophobia…

What is ISIS?

by researchers at Inform [/fusion_text][fusion_text] BACKGROUND The group calling itself…
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