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A cycle of “compulsive consumerism” driven by materialism is leaving British family life in crisis, according to a study by the United Nations agency UNICEF. The agency also blamed the phenomenon as one of the underlying causes of this year’s […]

Nearly half of British adults would like to see more demonstrations of faith in their local communities, according to a poll. The survey was conducted by the Congregational & General Insurance Co., which said that out of 1,000 British adults, 44 per cent […]

Should America welcome Islamic law? Voters in Oklahoma banned it last year. Other states have considered it. Diversity proponents say we should not fear — that we should embrace what other cultures bring to us. Across Britain, Muslims now can apply to weekly […]

By AL WEBB c. 2011 Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) A BBC investigation is claiming that holy drinking water from Mecca is contaminated with arsenic and is being sold illegally to Muslims at shops in Britain. The BBC report on […]

By TREVOR GRUNDY c. 2011 Religion News Service CANTERBURY, England (RNS) When Prince William and Kate Middleton walk down the aisle at Westminster Abbey on Friday (April 29), Britain’s unique and historic ties between church and state will be on […]

LONDON (RNS) One of the prominent figures in the revived ancient priesthood of Druidism in Britain has been charged with defrauding the government of 40,000 pounds (about $25,000) in welfare payments over the past eight years. Druid Terry Dobney, the […]