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Religious or Spiritual or Neither?

01.18.10

Relgious or spiritual or neither

Statistics for regular church attendance suggest the British have little enthusiasm for religion, but many describe themselves as ‘spiritual but not religious’. Is this a half-baked mishmash or a meaningful religious sensibility’, indicating that, even if religious practice has declined, belief has not. Do campaigning atheists overlook an innate propensity for the spiritual? Speakers in this Battle of Ideas spirituality ding-dong include Dr Piers Benn, author of Commitment and ethics, Andrew Copson, chief executive of the British Humanist Association, Dolan Cummings, editor of Culture Wars and Debating Humanism, co-founder of the Manifesto Club, Elisabeth Hunter, Director of Theos, religion and society think-tank and Linda Woodhead, author of The spiritual revolution: why religion is giving way to spirituality.

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