religion

Gay, lesbian and bi-sexual muslims (Radio 4 series: Thinking Allowed)

This episode of Radio 4's Thinking Allowed series includes a segment on gay, lesbian and bisexual muslims in view of the fact that non-heterosexuality is strictly censored in Islamic religious texts. This year the Sociological Review published an article by Andrew Yip called 'Negotiating Space with Family and Kin in Identity Construction: the Narratives of Non-heterosexual Muslims'.

Human rights, human lives: a handbook for public authorities

This guide is designed to assist officials in public authorities to implement the Human Rights Act 1998. It aims to raise your awareness of the different rights and freedoms protected by the Human Rights Act, and to demonstrate through actual examples, how to consider the potential human rights impact of the work of officials, whether they are delivering services directly to the public or devising new policies and procedures.

The mental health of the South Asian community in Britain

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet is primarily for professionals and students and members of the South Asian communities in Britain. Much of the information will also be useful for mental health service users and carers.

Religion and ethics: Islam

This area of the BBC's website focuses on issues of religion and ethics. This resource provides an introduction to the faith of Islam, including its historical background, customs, beliefs, worship, features and subdivisions.

Religion and ethics: Hinduism

This area of the BBC's website focuses on issues of religion and ethics. This resource provides an introduction to Hinduism, including its historical background, customs, beliefs, worship, features and subdivisions.

Religion and ethics: Judaism

This area of the BBC's website focuses on issues of religion and ethics. This resource provides an introduction to Judaism, including its historical background, customs, beliefs, worship, features and subdivisions.

Religion and ethics: Christianity

This area of the BBC's website focuses on issues of religion and ethics. This resource provides an introduction to the Christian faith, including its historical background, customs, beliefs, worship, features and subdivisions.

Religion and ethics: Buddhism

This area of the BBC's website focuses on issues of religion and ethics. This resource provides an introduction to the Buddist faith, including its historical background, customs, beliefs, worship, features and subdivisions.

National Statistics : Focus on Religion

Focus on Religion paints a picture of the different faith groups in the UK today. It looks separately at Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Information comparing and contrasting the characteristics of the main faith groups, their lifestyles and experiences is presented. It draws on information from the 2001 Census – the first time Great Britain included a question on religion – and other sources. Each overview in the Focus on series combines data from the 2001 Census and other sources to illustrate its topic, and provide links to further information.

A guide to cultural and spiritual awareness

This resource offers general useful advice on the diversity between different cultures and religions. It focuses on the ways in which different cultures think about issues such as personal care, family planning, childbirth, medical intervention, as well as death and dying.