• About Our Work

    Our aim is to bring academic research about religion and belief into constructive conversation with public and policy work.

    Since 2015 this work has concentrated on improving the way in which religion is handled in schools in England.

    Prior to 2015 the work concentrated on raising the level of debate about religion and society and gave rise to a series of public debates held in Westminster and available on this site.

    We carry out original research on religion and belief and provide a platform for research by others.

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    • Meetings held in 2018

      Posted On: April 1, 2018 | Posted By: Admin | Posted In: 2018, A New Settlement Revised, Education

      A select list of meetings held jointly or individually by Charles Clarke and Linda Woodhead in 2015, during which the case for a new settlement for religion and belief in schools is raised and discussed. January 15th – Ed Kessler, Woolf Institute February 8th – Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education February 21st...

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    • Parliamentary Questions 2

      Posted On: March 28, 2018 | Posted By: Admin | Posted In: 2018, A New Settlement Revised, Education

      Following consideration of the issues raised by A New Settlement: Religion and Belief in Schools, further written Parliamentary Questions were put to Education Secretary Nick Gibb by Rt Hon Stephen Timms, MP concerning the present statutory provision for religious education in schools and the requirements for an Act of Collective Worship. The answers were provided...

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