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The following websites provide a wide range of information and debates about religion, politics and society in Britain.

British Religion in Numbers offers up-to-date statistics and information about religion in Britain, including maps, charts and commentaries.

Law & Religion UK is a blog by Frank Cranmer and David Pocklington which explores the interactions between law and religion, including human rights issues associated with them and wider religious and legal developments.

Religion law blog by Neil Addison documents and analyses developments in law in Britain and further afield, in the period from 2008 to 2015.

The Church of England has a series of informative resources about church views and policies, social action and local communities in Britain. There is a news section with the latest press releases and developments.

The Church of Scotland website has an extensive range of information and resources about religion, society and church law in Scotland. The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is a decision-making body, which brings together commissioners drawn from every congregation to refine church laws. They produce a series of annual reports and communications available here. News and publications of the Church of Scotland can be found here.

Church Times was started with the aim to campaign on Anglo-Catholic principles, but has increasingly strived to provide balanced, independent reporting of Church and world news more generally. Each issue includes news, wide-ranging features and interviews, Bible commentary, lively debate on current affairs, book reviews.

Church of England Newspaper publishes every Friday and carries news of the Church of England and the Anglican Communion worldwide. With its history dating back to the founding of The Record in 1828, the newspaper is broadly Evangelical in its outlook. It offers weekly coverage of church news and developments, reviews of latest books, resources and the arts, as well as correspondence columns offering lively debates.

Westminster Faith Debates is a useful resource about religion and belief, which brings academic research into constructive conversation with public and policy perspectives on the subject.

Religious Studies Project has a wide range of articles and podcasts about religion produced by leading scholars on the social-scientific study of religion. It is produced by The Religious Studies Project Association (SCIO), a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

Theos is a think tank which encourages debate about the place of religion in society, seeking to challenge and change ideas through research, commentary and events.

Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network (NSRN) is an international and interdisciplinary network. Founded in 2008 it aims to centralise existing research on the topic of non-religion and secularity and to facilitate further discussion in this area.

William Temple Foundation offers an informative set of articles, ideas and reports about the impact of religion on civil society, wellbeing, politics, economics, and urban change.

Public Spirit is a forum for researchers, policymakers, politicians and practitioners from the voluntary and community sectors to debate recent developments in faith and public policy that crosses political affiliations and religious traditions. It has recently published a series of contributions from the Commission on Religion and Belief in Public Life which can be found here.

London School of Economics Religion and Global Society Blog is an interdisciplinary blog which explores the place and role of religion in globalised world, with a series of interesting articles about religion in Britain.

St Paul’s Institute seeks to provide an informal Christian response to the issues of equality, stewardship and the meaning of the common good. It provides an informative set of debates, articles and podcasts on the ethical ad spiritual approaches to a wider range of economic and global challenges.

Some up-to-date news about religion in Britain and beyond can be also found in the national press, including:
- Harriet Sherwood’s articles about religion and social issues in The Guardian
- News about religion in The Telegraph and The Times
- The Independent has various sections about religion, including news about the Church of England, Islam and Judaism.

14 January 2019