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England and Wales now minority Christians, census reveals |

England and Wales are now Christian minority countries, according to the 2021 Census. Birmingham It was the first city in the UK to adopt a ‘minority majority’ policy.

The census revealed that the number of Christians has decreased by 5.5 million while the number of Muslims has increased by 44%. It is the first time that less than half the population in the England and Wales Census have described themselves as ‘Christian’.

On the other hand, 37.2% of 22.2 million people answered that they have no religion, the second highest number after Christianity. This means that the percentage of people reporting no religion has jumped from her 14.8% over the past two decades.

Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell said the census results “threw us with the challenge that we must not only believe that God will establish His kingdom on earth, but also do our part to make Christ known. there is,” he said.

“We have left behind a time when many people almost automatically identified themselves as Christians, but other research shows that the same people still believe in spiritual truth and wisdom and a set of things to live by. They consistently demonstrate that they are looking for values,” he said.

Humanists UK CEO Andrew Copson said: No European state has a religious organization like ours in terms of law and public policy, yet at the same time it has such an irreligious population. ”

Ethnicity, religion and language data for nearly 60 million people collected in the snapshot census on 21 March 2021, showing a decline in religion and a The emergence of ethnic minority groups in

Across the two countries, 81.7% of the population is now white, including non-British, down from 86% in 2011. 9.3% are Asian-British, up from 7.5%. 2.5% are Black, Black British, Black Welsh and Caribbean. Africans and African descent increased from 1.8% and 1.6% are of other ethnicities.

Ushering in a new era of city-wide “super diversity”, data from the National Bureau of Statistics shows that 59.1% of the population Leicester That’s a big shift since 1991, when blacks and ethnic minorities made up just over a quarter of the city’s population. Leicester’s Asian population was first established after being expelled from Uganda in 1972, when 20,000 people settled in the manufacturing city of the East Midlands.

Ethnic minorities make up more than half the population of Luton (54.8%) and Birmingham (51.4%), the second largest cities in the UK where 7 out of 10 people were white 20 years ago. Since World War II, Birmingham’s population has increased due to immigration from Gujaratis from the Caribbean, South Asia and East Africa.

The numbers will give policy makers new impetus to tackle deep-seated racial inequalities. This means that black and ethnic minority people are 2.5 times more likely to be in relative poverty than he is, falling further below the poverty line in a cost of living crisis and falling more rapidly. According to Runnymede Trusta racial equality think tank.

Educational standards across almost all minority groups have improved significantly in recent years, but in 2019, median weekly earnings for black Caribbean male employees were 13% lower than for white British males, followed by Pakistanis and Bangladeshis. People’s wages are 22% and 42% lower.according to Recent research by the Institute of Finance.

Meanwhile, the census revealed a significant decline in Christian adherents. By contrast, Islam is becoming increasingly popular, rising from 4.8% (2.7 million) in 2011 to 6.5% (3.9 million) in 2021.

Caerphilly, Brennau Gwent and Ronda Chinon Tuff in South Wales and Brighton, Hove and Norwich in England were most likely to say they were ‘no religion’. They were he one of 11 localities, including Bristol, Hastings and Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, where more than half the population had no religion, most of which had relatively small minority populations.

Harrow, Redbridge and Slough, where nearly two-thirds of the population are from ethnic minorities, had the lowest number of non-believers.

Humanists and secularists advocate a reform of the role of religion in society in which established Anglican bishops vote for legislation and compulsory Christian worship in all schools that do not have a designated religious character. I grabbed the numbers as proof of the need for

“This officially means that we are no longer a Christian nation,” said Steven Evans, CEO of the National Secular Association. The current status quo, in which the Church of England is deeply rooted in the British state, seems unfair, undemocratic and increasingly ridiculous and unsustainable.”

The census did not ask whether people were Anglican, Catholic, or of any other denomination, but the findings suggest that established Anglican congregations in England and Wales are shrinking. In 2018, British social attitude survey found Only 12% of Britons were Anglicans, down from 40% in 1983.

Dr Adam Rutherford, president of Humanist UK, said people should not equate the decline of religion with a “lack of values”.

“We may be living in a society that is more value-oriented than ever before,” he said. “For example, research shows that about three in 10 British adults hold humanist beliefs and values, a trend that has increased in recent years.”

Humanists rely more on science than on the supernatural, and base their ethics on reason, empathy, and an interest in humans and other sentient animals, and if there is no afterlife, “Man is happy in this life.” By seeking, you can act to give meaning to your life.” Help others do the same. “

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/nov/29/leicester-and-birmingham-are-uk-first-minority-majority-cities-census-reveals England and Wales now minority Christians, census reveals |

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