Posts Tagged ‘religious faith’

It’s official: Religion faith makes you feel healthier

Monday, March 2nd, 2020
Religious faith

Having a religious faith makes people feel healthier, the latest government figures suggest. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) today published data linking religion and health in a bid “to understand the circumstances of people of different religious identities”. It found that people aged 16 and over who had no religion were significantly less likely Read more

The type of prayer that matters

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Dad’s face was gaunt, with skin hugging his high cheekbones and gray stubble enveloping his chin and upper lip. His bony shoulders poked out from a baggy blue-plaid hospital gown, and his hands shook when he tried to raise them. Just a month ago, we had been celebrating my birthday at a hibachi restaurant, where Read more

Factors contributing to the marriage crisis

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

We are facing a global crisis in marriage. The factors contributing to the crisis are complex. They span generations and virtually every human institution: families, peer groups, schools, churches, work environments, law, and culture. As scholars and marriage advocates from around the world consider new initiatives to strengthen marriages and families, it may be helpful Read more

Poll: Dramatic decline in religious faith among the Irish

Friday, August 10th, 2012

An international survey has recorded a dramatic decline in religious faith among the Irish over the past six years. Between 2005 and 2011, the proportion of Irish people declaring themselves to be religious dropped from 69 to 47 per cent — a percentage drop in religiosity exceeded only by the Vietnamese. Over the same period, Read more