Is political identity replacing religion in people’s lives?

British journalist Helen Lewis looks at the fervour of social justice movements

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Religious belief has declined in Europe, but the strength of people’s political views is stronger than ever - or at least it often seems so online.

Has political identity replaced religion in people’s lives?

British journalist and Atlantic magazine staff writer Helen Lewis explores this question in The Church of Social Justice, a new radio documentary for the BBC.

She talks to Inside Politics podcast host Hugh Linehan about how political identity and religion overlap, the value and limitations of each, and the influence of American culture wars on discourse this side of the Atlantic.


You can find The Church of Social Justice by Helen Lewis here.