All features (religion and beliefs)

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Same-sex couple

Same-sex partnerships: commitment above rights

The House of Lords has voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage. ESRC-funded research suggests that couples enter into civil partnership to express commitment to their relationship, rather than legal 'rights' and protections.

Muslim woman

Muslim communities successfully integrating

Muslim ethnic minority communities have been integrating into British and German cities for some time, according to research presented at the NORFACE Migration Conference at University College London this week.

St Paul's Cathedral

Religion and Society debate with Rowan Williams and Tony Blair

The Westminster Faith debates, organised by the AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme, concluded with a debate between former Prime Minister Tony Blair, the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, and the former Daily Telegraph editor Charles Moore.

Veiled woman

The fashion of faith

The market of 'modest fashion' is growing ever larger, with women - mostly for religious reasons - using mainstream fashion to achieve their definition of modesty.

Mosque and city

Jihad after bin Laden

A sense of injustice, and not religious fervour, is the main motivator for people joining militant jihadism, according to research by a Global Uncertainties Fellow.

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