UK Religion and Spirituality

Questions and information about religion and spirituality in the United Kingdom.

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Religion & Spirituality
UK Religion and Spirituality
Population

How many atheists live in Britain?

14.1 million (25.1%) in England & Wales reported "no religion" at the 2011 census, up from 7.7m in 2001. That's not necessarily the same as being atheist, though, as someone with some belief in a divine or supernatural force may not feel part of any religion. On the other hand religion probably has barely any effect in the thinking of many of those professing a religious affiliation (some church-goers even declare non-belief when polled), so something toward the upper end of the range 5-10 million is probably near the truth.

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Judaism
UK Religion and Spirituality
Bar Mitzvah

What responsibilities do boys have after their bar mitzvah?

After they become Bar Mitzvah, Jewish boys are responsible for all the commandments of the Torah/Bible. They are supposed to eat kosher food, honour the Sabbath, celebrate holidays, and many more. Many non-observant Jews do not follow all these rules, it really depends on their level of observance. But really, the meaning of becoming Bar Mitzvah is becoming an adult and becoming responsbile for your actions and choices.

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School Subjects
UK Religion and Spirituality
Cathedral and Church History

Why is southwell diocese important to the national school?

because the national school started in the gates of St. Marys Magdalene church which is part of the southwell / Nottingham diocese.

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England
UK Religion and Spirituality

What are facts about Doncaster United Kingdom?

Some facts aout Doncaster, United Kingdom are: * Estimated population as of 2001 was 286,866. * Located in South Yorkshire County. * Dialling code is 01302. * Home to Doncaster College. * Home to the Robin Hood Airport. * Home to the Doncaster Rovers, the Doncaster Belles, and the Doncaster Lakers (sports teams). (Also, see other bullets for more info on these teams). * Was called Danvm in Roman times. * Name derives from the fort which is located at the foot of the town. The fort's name is Danum (Don), and "caster" is the Roman word for "fort." * One of the oldest horseraces was held at the Doncaster Racecourse. * Home to the 12th Century Conisbrough Castle. * Home to the men's football club, the Doncaster Rovers F.C. * Home to one of the most successful women's football clubs in the country, the Doncaster Belles L.F.C., who play at the Keepmoat Stadium. * Home to the Doncaster RLFC (formerly known as the Doncaster Dragons RLFC, or the Doncaster Lakers). * On March 5, 2004, Doncaster was granted Fairtrade Town status. * Doncaster's twin towns are: Dandong, China; Avion, France; Herten, Germany; Gliwice, Poland; Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; and Salgótarján, Hungary. * Home to Alun Armstrong, Mark Atkins, Douglas Bader, Jessica Baglow, John Francis Bentley, Brian Blessed, George Boole, Liam Botham, Steve Burton, Tony Christie, Roy Clarke, Jeremy Clarkson, and many more. * Local radio station is Trax FM - 107.1 FM.

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Religion & Spirituality
History of England
Monarchy
UK Religion and Spirituality

What religion was bloody Mary?

"Bloody Mary", or Queen Mary of England (1516-1558), was a Catholic, and dealt severely with Protestants during most of her 5-year reign. As many as 300 were executed or burned at the stake for heresy.

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London
UK Religion and Spirituality

Who are h wain and sons ltd melba works London UK?

According to Yahoo search - they are a pottery manufacturer in Stoke-on-Trent.

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Personal Finance
UK Religion and Spirituality

Should church chairman of trustees be authorized to sign checks?

The answer depends entirely upon the set up of the church. Many formal denominations are very specific in how the financials are handled. In general, common accounting practices would say that people that can authorize money to be spent cannot be the ones that sign the checks. There should always be checks and balances to prevent anyone even thinking there could be a problem.

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United Kingdom
UK Religion and Spirituality

Who is current president of UK?

England has a priminister not a president. It is currently David Cameron.

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History of England
Catholicism
UK Religion and Spirituality

Do nuns have to be virgins?

No. In the process of becoming a nun a woman takes a vow of abstinence (promise to not have sex), but having had sex in the past does not prevent them from coming nuns in the future.

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Judaism
UK Religion and Spirituality

Is Judaism an important religion in the UK?

Yes - all religions are important, everywhere.

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"I will insist that the Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation ... fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations" (John Adams, 2nd President of the United States).

"Certainly, the world without the Jews would have been a radically different place. Humanity might have eventually stumbled upon all the Jewish insights, but we cannot be sure. All the great conceptual discoveries of the human intellect seem obvious and inescapable once they had been revealed, but it requires a special genius to formulate them for the first time. The Jews had this gift. To them we owe the idea of equality before the law, both Divine and human; of the sanctity of life and the dignity of the human person; of the individual conscience and of the collective conscience and social responsibility" (Paul Johnson, Christian historian, author of A History of the Jews and A History of Christianity).

  • The Jews' monotheistic religious tradition (Deuteronomy 6:4) shaped the Western beliefs about God.
  • The 7-day week (Exodus ch.20), including a day of rest for everyone. This weekly rest was a concept unique to the Israelites.
  • The concept of morality (Leviticus ch.18-19) was also the work of the Hebrews, including the dignity (Genesis 5:1) and value of a person (unlike idolatry, which had no moral character whatsoever; with worship of the gods accompanied by practices such as human sacrifice, "sacred" prostitution, and animal worship).
  • Women's rights were carefully maintained in Judaism. Israelite women could own property, could initiate court cases, could have their own servants, and could own fields and businesses; and the Torah specifies marital rights for women (Exodus 21:10).
  • Under Israelite law, everyone had recourse to the courts. A child, widow, wife, poor person, etc., could initiate legal action against any citizen to redress perpetrated harm. Compare this to those societies in which only mature, land-owning males had any legal status.
  • The Western diet reflects some of the Judaic dietary law. With the exception of the pig, Western society does not eat species not contained in kosher law (Deuteronomy ch.14). Owls, mice, insects, rats, snakes, cats and dogs are not eaten by most Westerners and it is a direct result of Jewish culture.
  • Parents are responsible for teaching children (Deuteronomy ch.11). Illiteracy among Israelites, in every generation, was rare. Universal education in the Western world is taken for granted today, yet this is a recent development. In Judaism, however, it goes back for more than 3300 years. Judaism has always maintained that education is the highest goal of man in his pursuit of godliness. This tradition has now been passed on to Western culture.
  • Infants are to be cherished, protected and cared for, whether or not they turned out to be the gender you were hoping for. Compare this to societies in which unhealthy babies, or females, were killed.
  • The Torah forbids cruelty to animals.
  • Government is accountable to a higher authority. In other ancient societies, the monarch was all-powerful. Among the Israelites, however, the king was under the constant scrutiny of the Divinely-informed prophets, who didn't hesitate to castigate him publicly for any misstep in the sight of God. And, other than for the crime of rebellion, the king couldn't punish any citizen by his own decision. He was obligated by the Torah-procedures like everyone else (Talmud, Sanhedrin 19a).
  • A robber repays double to his victim (Exodus 22:3), or works it off. Cutting off the hands of a robber is a punishable crime. Debtors are not imprisoned or harmed. They are made to sell property and/or work to repay what they owe. Compare this to the Roman practice by which anyone could accuse a man of owing them money and the debtor could be killed (Roman "Twelve Tables of Law" code, 3:10).
  • Western jurisprudence is based in part upon Judaic Torah-observance. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20) and the laws that follow (Exodus ch.21-23) gave rise to a significant portion of modern law.
  • It is the responsibility of the community to support the poor (Deuteronomy ch.15), the widow, the orphan, and the stranger passing through (Exodus 22:20-21).
It is important to note that all of the above were instituted among the Hebrews (a.k.a. the Israelites) thousands of years earlier than in other nations. Here's one example: Infanticide was practiced among classical European nations until it was stopped by the influence of Judaism and its daughter-religions. Professor and former President of the American Historical Association, William L. Langer (in The History of Childhood): "Children, being physically unable to resist aggression, were the victims of forces over which they had no control, and they were abused in almost unimaginable ways." 8 people found this useful
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London
UK Religion and Spirituality

What is the big hospital name in London?

There are many big hospitals in London. Guy's Hospital and St Thomas Hospital are probably the best known.

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United Kingdom
UK Religion and Spirituality

What is the biggest Cathedral in Great Britain?

Liverpool Cathedral

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Anglican
UK Religion and Spirituality

What do you call a Church of England minister?

A C of E minister is called a vicar.

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History of England
Catholicism
UK Religion and Spirituality

Are nuns virgins?

Roman Catholic AnswerBefore Vatican Council II there was a separate rite for receiving a woman into the convent who was not a virgin, say a widow. I don't know if this is still the case or not. So this is not necessarily a requirement.
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Saints
UK Religion and Spirituality

Why is Saint George's Day celebrated?

In England they celebrate the mythical slaying of the dragon and the bravery of St. George.

He is the patron saint of England.

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Religion & Spirituality
UK Religion and Spirituality

What religion is most widely practised in Great Britain?

Nearly 50 per cent of Britons are Christians.

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Travel & Places
England
London
UK Religion and Spirituality

What does London have big?

Big Ben

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History of England
History of Europe
UK Religion and Spirituality

Who assumed power in England after the glorious revolution?

england was the first

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Islam
Demographics
UK Religion and Spirituality
Mosque

How many mosques are there in the UK?

The Islamic website Salaam records a total of 1,689 mosques.

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Christianity
UK Religion and Spirituality
Bill of Rights

Why do some Christians worship on Saturdays who is right?

Originally the Sabath began sundown FRIDAYs' and ended sundown SATURDAYs'.

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Famous People
Scotland
UK Religion and Spirituality

How is John Knox important?

He was one of the leaders of the Scottish Reformation. Thus he can be regarded as one of the main founders of the Church of Scotland (C of S). He developed many of the concepts and ideas which have had a huge influence on the doctrines and conventions of the C of S and its splinter churches. At one time the C of S and its splinter churches were very dominant in Scottish affairs, because many, at some points most, Scots were members of the Church of Scotland or a splinter church. Although most Scots today are not members of the C of S or one of the splinter churches, there are still a small minority who are. Without the existence of the C of S and Free Church of Scotland (F C of S), United Free Church of Scotland and so on (U F C of S), there would have been no Presbyterianism for Scottish emigrants to export to the many parts of the world they have in the past where they have moved to. Besides, John Knox's legacy cannot be said to simply be the C of S, F C of S etc. It was John Knox who said that every Scot should know what he called God's word and thus must be able to read the bible. Thus Scotland came to have higher literacy rates than many other European countries. This helped fueled a greater emphasis on education in general without which the Scottish Enlightenment may not have taken place. Of course all of these things are only partly creditable to John Knox, but it is uncertain if they would have taken place if it were not for his influence.

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Football - Soccer
UK Religion and Spirituality

Is Neil Lennon Protestant?

Yes he was born a Protestant and that is why there is much controversy over his managerial position at Celtic (A typically Catholic club)

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UK Religion and Spirituality

How many people practice the Islamic religion in the UK?

alot of people rpactice this religion today

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United Kingdom
Anglican
UK Religion and Spirituality

What was the United Kingdom's religion?

The Anglican Church, or the Church of England. It is still the state religion.

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History of England
Catholicism
UK Religion and Spirituality

Can nuns be protestant?

Some Protestants are nuns.

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