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Old 08.11.2009, 10:04
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Institutionalized Religion. BRITISH PEOPLE - What is your opinion?

I have to write some text, and I would like to ask you the following question (it will really help me to form a particular viewpoint since I do not know too much about this topic, and so far could not find too much in the literature):

Is it true that there is no more major role for the institutionalized religion in the modern UK? Why? please provide an example or some arguments.

If you have any good links to some relevant papers, or if you know about any source of information on this topic that could help me, I will really appreciate it.

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Old 08.11.2009, 11:12
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Re: Institutionalized Religion. BRITISH PEOPLE - What is your opinion?

I think that's quite complicated, while Britain is mainly supposed to be secular I think it the church still has a lot of influence within the government. For one thing, the Queen is still considered the head of the Church of England, and Bishops and Archbishops still sit in the House of Lords.

Good place to start may be Wikipedia Wikipedia reference-linkChurch of England

We still get religious programming on the BBC, faiths apart from Christianity are now more represented than they used to be.

I don't think we get the same issues as the US regarding the separation of church and state as the church of england (and most of churches of europe I think) take a more modern viewpoint on life than the fundamentalists that seem so prevalent within American politics. This is just my view though, so I'm not going to be providing you with any examples.
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Old 08.11.2009, 11:15
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Re: Institutionalized Religion. BRITISH PEOPLE - What is your opinion?

You might get some wider views by approaching a UK oriented Forum.
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Old 08.11.2009, 11:28
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Re: Institutionalized Religion. BRITISH PEOPLE - What is your opinion?

Maybe you can find some useful statements regarding the role of organized Christian religions in the UK here:- http://www.helium.com/items/688603-a...ritish-society to help you on your quest - I presume this is for some school related project?
You could pay for this here :- http://www.coursework.info/GCSE/Reli...da_L59393.html

If you are hitting a Muslim perspective in the UK then this is a totally different argument and direction.
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Re: Institutionalized Religion. BRITISH PEOPLE - What is your opinion?

Thanks very much for your comments!
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