Buddhism is followed by approximately 535 million people worldwide and is variously described as a religion, philosophy, code of ethics, path of practice and spiritual development and/or a way of life
The coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns could see increasing numbers of more nominal religious believers abandon their faith, as they lose the habit of worship.
The British Board of Scholars and Imams, offering guidance and advice to the country’s disparate Muslim communities, has seen its work turbocharged in the pandemic.
Out of the bunker: God loves LBGTQ+ people equally says faith coalition, as it urges action on ‘conversion therapy’
A coalition of world faith leaders have signed a declaration affirming their conviction that LGBTQ+ people are loved by God equally. They are calling for a ban on conversion therapy and an end to the criminalisation of LGBTQ+ people.
A report from the Woolf Institute suggests religion is a greater driver of prejudice than racism or xenophobia. Workplace friendships are key to breaking down misconceptions but working from home could lead to an increase in racism and prejudice.
A school has apologised and withdrawn a workbook on Hinduism from its website after a row erupted over a passage that suggested some Hindus have used terrorism to defend their beliefs.
QAnon — the bizarre pro-Trump conspiracy theory alleging Satan-worshipping paedophile elites — has made a foothold in the UK with 1:20 people supporting the movement.
Danny Kruger MP was asked by the Prime Minister to report on how faith groups contributed to civil society in the lockdown. He suggests a new deal between the state and faith groups to provide ongoing help.