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Islam Keeps Spreading in England – Government Study

Islam Keeps Spreading in England – Government Study

England’s Muslim population now exceeds 3 million for the first time ever – making it the second-largest and the fastest-growing religious group in the country.

The decrease in the proportion of English citizens who identify as Christians has continued, but slowed down, in the past decade as opposed to the 2000s. Muslims have become the fastest-growing faith group in England, while the number of those reporting no religious affiliation has increased too.

A British government study has found that the size of England’s Muslim community has grown while the number of Christians has fallen.

A snapshot of religious allegiances by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), released in December, used data from household surveys, conducted between 2014 and 2016, and the most recent UK census, carried out in 2011.

It found that Christianity remains the most popular religion in England. However, the share of respondents who described themselves as Christians dropped from 59.6 percent in 2011 to 56.6 percent, while ‘Muslims’ made up 5.6 percent of the population compared with 4.7 percent eight years ago.

The ‘None + Not Stated’ group accounted for 32.8 percent, up 0.9 percent from 2011. Several other minority confessions have also increased, while the share of Buddhists, Jews and Sikhs remained virtually the same.

The ONS estimates show that the proportion of people in England who say they practice some religion other than a major faith increased more than three times between 2011 and 2016. 

The report also provided comparisons for Wales, where trends were similar for Christians and the ‘Not Stated’ group, but the proportion of Muslims did not grow.

According to the ONS, the number of people in England and Wales who identify as Christians decreased from 71.7 percent to 59.3 percent between 2001 and 2011, as well as the number of those reporting no religion (from 14.8 per cent to 25.1 per cent). Other main religious groups also saw increases, with Muslims gaining the most (from 3 percent to 4.8 percent).

The agency has failed to offer any conclusions about the reasons for these dynamics, citing a lack of data on other demographic characteristics such as age and sex.

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Posted by on January 5, 2020 in News

 

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Muslim Converts In Britain Increased To Highest In History With 100,000 New Recorded.

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via Numbers Of Muslim Converts In Britain Increased To Highest In History With 100,000 New Muslims Recorded — New Muslim Voice

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2017 in News

 

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Wearing hijab helps body confidence

British Muslim women who wear the hijab feel generally better about their body image than those who don’t wear the hijab suggests research published in the British Journal of Psychology.

The research, conducted by Dr Viren Swami from the University of Westminster and colleagues looked at body image issues amongst British Muslim women.

Dr Swami explained: “In the West anxiety about body image, for women, is so prevalent it’s considered normal. This study aimed to explore how these attitudes differ within a British Muslim community.”

A total of 587 Muslim women aged from 18 to 70 years from London participated in a number of tests. From this group 218 women stated they never used the hijab and 369 women said they used some form of the hijab at least now and then.

Participants undertook a number of questionnaires that asked them to rate their own feelings of body dissatisfaction, how much pressure the media put on them to be attractive and how religious they were. They were also asked to match their own figure to a set of female silhouette images that ranged from emaciated to obese.

The results showed that women who wore the hijab generally had a more positive body image, were less influenced by the media’s beauty ideals and placed less importance on appearance.

Dr Swami said: “Although the results showed only a small difference between those who wear or don’t wear the hijab it does suggest the hijab offers Muslim women a small protective effect in terms of feeling positive about their body image. It appears that those who choose to wear it are better able to distance themselves from the Western thin ideal.

“These results may have useful implications for intervention programmes aimed at promoting healthier body image among Muslim women in the West. For example, by identifying those aspects of hijab use that are associated with more positive body appreciation in future studies, it might be possible to isolate factors that can be targeted in intervention programmes.”

The journal, entitled “Is the Hijab Protective? An Investigation of Body Image and Related Constructs Among British Muslim Women”, can be accessed here.

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‘Islam Is Reviving British Values’, Says Former Archbishop Of Canterbury Rowan Williams

 
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Police Officer converts to Islam after helping ‘honour’ violence victim

Police Community Support Officer Jayne Kemp, 28, decided to find out about the faith while helping a Muslim woman suffering domestic abuse

PCSO Jayne Kemp

“I’d thought Islam was all about women being forced to slave away in the kitchen – but found out it was about being generous with your time, patient and respectful of others.

“As I looked into it I saw similarities with Catholicism and also values like looking after your neighbours and valuing the elderly that older people say younger people don’t have any more.

“I wasn’t looking for any religion at the time but for every question I got answered about Islam I just had five more – I think I fell in love with it.”

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/eccles-pcso-converts-to-islam-after-1250294

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Posted by on January 30, 2013 in Relax

 

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Prince Hary: Killing muslims in Afghanistan is like playstation !

Prince Harry plays a video game at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan

Prince Harry plays a video game at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, with fellow Apache pilot Simon Beattie. Responding to Harry’s comparison of firing from an Apache to PlayStation, the Taliban said: ‘I think he has a mental problem, that’s why he is saying it is a game.’ Photograph: John Stillwell/Reuters
 
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Posted by on January 24, 2013 in News

 

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British Census: Islam Fastest-Growing Faith in England; Christians Drop to 59% of Population | CNS News

British Census: Islam Fastest-Growing Faith in England; Christians Drop to 59% of Population | CNS News.

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2012 in News

 

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