Religion and Economy: England

Essay, 2005

11 Pages, Grade: 2,0


Table of contents

List of figures

List of tables

1. Current situations in England
1.1. Religion
1.2. Education
1.3. Economy

2. Religious impact on schools and education

3. Value systems – The basis for behaviour
3.1. System of decision-making
3.2. System of anxiety reduction
3.3. System of inequality and equality

4. How to do business regarding to culture and religion
4.1. Negotiating
4.2. Greetings
4.3. Wardrobe
4.4. Gestures

5. The vital aspect about the English culture


List of figures

Figure 1: Ethnicity and Religion in England

Figure 2: Education focused on Ethnicity and Religion

Figure 3: GDP Growth

List of tables

Table 1: Religions in England

1. Current situations in England

1.1. Religion

In general it can be said that the official religion in England is Christianity. The Christian church is called Anglican Church or Church of England to which most English people belong to. It was founded during the reign of King Henry VIII when England split from the Roman Catholic Church (cf. Morrison, 1994, p. 109).

Besides the Christians there are a lot of other religions represented, which can be seen in the following table (cf. Tab. 1).

Tab. 1: Religions in England

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Source: Census, April 2001, Office for National Statistics,

The table shows that there are about 6 different religions in England. Over three-quarters reported to have a religion. 72 % said, that they were Christians. After Christianity, Islam was the second largest religion represented in England with 1.6 million Muslims. Next religious group are the Hindus, followed by the Sikhs, Jews, Buddhists and people from other religions (cf. Author unknown

Besides it is very interesting to see which ethnic background these religions have. Even the population is very diverse, it can be clearly stated, that the most important fact is that the majority of the Christians were white. The majority of black people as well as those from mixed ethnic backgrounds can be identified as Christians (cf. Author unknown The following total overview shows the various ethnic backgrounds of the earlier stated religions (cf. Fig. 1).

Fig. 1: Ethnicity and Religion in England

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Source: Census, April 2001, Office for National Statistics,

1.2. Education

Education in England is compulsory for everyone between the ages of five and sixteen, and is provided by two kinds of schools: state-funded schools and independent (fee-charging) schools. State-funded schools are financed by the government administered through local education authorities. Independent schools are also called public schools. They rely for finance solely on fees charged to parents. According to religion education is often based on the Church of England. These schools are called faith schools, where children are educated from a particular viewpoint or ideology. In 2001 there already existed 6.955 Christian faith schools, 36 Jewish, 5 Muslim and 3 Sikh faith schools (cf. Author unknown,


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