Religion causes many of humanity’s greatest problems. Division. Intolerance. Conflict. We no longer think that religion is a harmless choice; it’s now seen as a dangerous delusion. At the same time, religious people report higher levels of personal satisfaction and meaning. How can both be true? Is religion part of the problem or is it the solution?
Chasing Happiness: The Search for Lasting Contentment The desire for happiness drives every decision we make, yet it often feels fleeting and unobtainable. Can true happiness really be found?
Natasha arrived in London from South Africa in 2017 to a new job and plenty of opportunity. Despite achieving her professional aspirations, she still felt like something was missing. She went along to the Salt Course and found a place where she could explore her spiritual questions and doubts. You can watch her story here.
Our national political dialogue has become increasingly toxic. And our social media feeds are full of online abuse. On last week’s Question Time, Rory Stewart recently argued we need more love in politics. Is this just political cliché, or is this the hope for our divided nation?
Let’s be honest be with ourselves. Valentines day sucks. But why does it continue to be so popular? Love is the essential human need. But it won’t be satisfied through a romantic relationship alone. You were made for more.
Veganuary has become the latest craze of middle class Londoners. Veganism is growing in popularity and a culture war is emerging over the nation’s eating habits. But what’s driving the growth of this movement?
For many Londoners, the default assumption around Christianity is that it's intolerant and outdated. To follow Christianity (or any religious worldview) would limit your freedom and consequently your happiness. So, why exactly is Christianity so oppressive? And why do so many people follow it if it is?
Take back control. These three simple words are key to understanding why the majority support Brexit. They successfully tap into one of the most intrinsic human drivers: we all want to be in control.
Among my friends and colleagues, most assume there is little or no evidence for the Christian faith. Coming from a Jewish/atheist family background, I spent time investigating the evidence whilst I was at school and university. However improbable, I came to the conclusion that Jesus was no mere man. What was the evidence that convinced me?
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