Report of the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life

The report of the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life Living with Difference: Community, Diversity and the Common Good was published by the Woolf Institute in 2015.

The Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life was convened in 2013 by the Woolf Institute, Cambridge, to:

  • consider the place and role of religion and belief in contemporary Britain, and the significance of emerging trends and identities
  • examine how ideas of Britishness and national identity may be inclusive of a range of religions and beliefs, and may in turn influence people’s self-understanding
  • explore how shared understandings of the common good may contribute to greater levels of mutual trust and collective action, and to a more harmonious society
  • make recommendations for public life and policy.