Nov 23

Church Goers More Altruistic

Every two years The Netherlands Institute for Social Research ¦ SCP takes the temperature of Dutch society. How do the Dutch think about themselves? Are they happy? How do they see the future? How do they spend their free time? Are they religious? What is the quality of life? The outcomes sometimes seem contradictory. On average Dutch men and women feel quite happy. They have money to spend, and will see old age, but in the same time a mere 25 percent of the population is optimistic about the future; 60 percent has serious worries. While people who go to church more often are more socially active, Church membership is down. Continue reading

Jun 29

Christianity and Society

Christian faith is still very much part of Western society, though its role, prerogatives, nature and contribution have been fiercely debated over and over again. The Master ‘Christianity and Society’ of the Tilburg University (Netherlands) focuses on this relationship between Christianity and society, and between society and Christianity. The programme is open to international students, who want to investigate how ‘Christianity and society mutually shape and guide each other, with implications for the lives of people everywhere in the world.’ Continue reading