Belief

For the sake of equality and tolerance, irrational sensitivities must not override the need to teach children about all kinds of healthy, happy, and safe relationships
Hundreds of child abuse cases in the UK are linked to faith and belief – and experts say they are only the tip of the iceberg
A zoologist claims he was discriminated against because he is an "ethical vegan".
Watching the news, regularly checking social media, you'd be forgiven for thinking we're at war. There's so much division
"Make a wish at 8.03am, it's the New Moon" - one of my best pals in the world told me that this morning and it really got me to thinking about the various forms of magic spells I've cast, the number of times I've spent wishing upon a star, the amount of money I've spent on crystals and the amount of things I've asked the universe for. I bet she thinks I am one greedy bitch.
I felt inspired to write to you because I've seen lots of teenagers just like you who are getting stressed and anxious about sitting exams.
So how do we as parents arm our children with beliefs that actually empower them? But most importantly, how do we, first and foremost, spot self-limiting beliefs in our children before they grow too deeply into the subconscious mind and hold tight with clinging roots?
Sunday morning. I lay awake catching those five, extra minutes as my husband wakes up our son and I savour the moment of
Belief gets a bad rap. It's a very unpopular concept in these secular times, but the (obvious) thing is: we believe things whether we want want to or not. If we can at least accept that's true, we can start to take control of our beliefs, and make them work for us. But accepting they exist is the big first step.
The decline of religious belief in the UK is happening. Its progress is slow, and inconsistent, but it is happening. The British Social Attitudes survey, an annual process, tracked the moment in 2013 when the Church of England's practising community fell below 50% of the total population. This year's BSA study recorded 48% of participants to have "no religion" at all.