Faith

At GBC we work towards tackling and eradicating religious discrimination and condemn the actions of religious hate groups and instead aim to build community cohesion through dialogue and  informative research.

Increased levels of immigration in the UK has meant that The Church of England is no longer the only dominant religious institution in the UK. With a more diverse ethnic make-up the UK population is now comprised of many different religions, like Judaism and Islam. A lack of understanding exists around religions in the UK despite the presence of religious education in schools and we will aim to break down myths and stereotypes surrounding religion.

We are seeking volunteers of all types to work with us. You can write, create a film or story, suggest ideas for new work and web content, agree to an interview or fundraise for us. You can help us  by simply sharing the  resources below to like minded friends and family by email or social media. Join us and help us create a truly GREAT BRITISH COMMUNITY.

An archive of posts about Faith

Newham Family Tree Research – Faith

Newham Family Tree Research – Faith

Michael is a Research Volunteer at Great British Community. He is currently researching the Faith aspect for Newham Family Tree Project. Here is his personal account of the experience to date. Continue Reading

The Battle for ‘British’ values

So do you think that British values are under threat by an influx of different religions. Nah. Neither do we! Natasha Holder tells us why… Continue Reading

Mythbuster: 10 Myths About Gay Marriage Debunked #8

Myth: There are no homophobic people against gay marriage; it is a label used to stop a rational debate from people who are pro-same-sex marriage. Continue Reading

Mythbuster: 10 Myths About Gay Marriage Debunked #6

Mythbuster: 10 Myths About Gay Marriage Debunked #6

Myth: The Bible says marriage is between a man and a woman. Throughout our history people have opposed moves towards equality with arguments which essentially centre on the position ‘they’re not like us’ and ‘the bible says…’ Continue Reading

Mythbuster: 10 Myths About Gay Marriage Debunked #4

Mythbuster: 10 Myths About Gay Marriage Debunked #4

Myth: Aldershot MP Sir Gerald Howarth warned that ‘the aggressive gay community will see this as a step to something further.’ Is there an ‘aggressive gay community’ in Britain? Continue Reading

Investigating the ethics of family planning

Investigating the ethics of family planning

Whilst the constant attempts at conception sound like a lot of fun, in reality many childless couples experience regular heartbreak and the lack of a medical explanation doesn’t make things any easier. Continue Reading

Mythbuster 14: Religion, Sex and Sexuality

Mythbuster 14: Religion, Sex and Sexuality

The debate about sex in many religions usually revolves around the concept of sin. For many sex for the sake of pleasure is ‘sinful’ whilst others see nothing evil about it. Continue Reading

Great British Hero: Doctor Who

Great British Hero: Doctor Who

Here we go again with another Great British Hero, and this time its the last remaining time lord ‘the Doctor’. Find out why this illegal alien deserves to be celebrated. Continue Reading

Kick Ass Girls Grab Olympic Spirit By the Scruff of the Neck

Kick Ass Girls Grab Olympic Spirit By the Scruff of the Neck

The London 2012 Olympics were special for women. Female competitors from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Brunei were finally able to compete and Team GB included a record 48% of female competitors whilst women in the USA team outnumbered the men. Continue Reading

Changing Attitudes: Age

Changing Attitudes: Age

The preconceptions about how both young and old should behave come from a variety of sources and the way different age groups are presented influences our opinions but how has this changed over the years? The Big Society calls for all people to contribute to communities and, if we marginalise huge numbers of young and old, British society would not be the vibrant and interesting place it is. Continue Reading