What will you classify yourself as, with regards to religion, on the next census? One organisation has set up a campaign to urge those who think of themselves as spiritual, rather than religious, to state ‘holistic’ on the next Census.
Robin Robinson, Head of Communications for the Foundation 4 Holistic Spirituality, which runs the WhyHolistic project, said: “The Holistic Census Campaign will encourage people to declare themselves as 'holistic' on the 2011 Census religion box. This is a crucial step forwards in achieving representation for unrepresented spiritualities and to assist in lobbying work at government level.
“Fundamentally it is all about generating a voice and platform for the first time, in order to support and legitimise everyone already working with this holistic approach.”
The Census is run by the Office for National Statistics every ten years. The next one is being carried out nationwide on March 27th of this year.
WhyHolistic is a project of The Foundation 4 Holistic Spirituality, a non-profit community interest company not aligned with any particular religion, belief, faith or spiritual path, but which support an approach that is open-hearted, open-minded and welcomes diversity.
For more information on the Foundation 4 Holistic Spirituality, visit www.f4hs.org. And to find out about the Holistic Census Campaign and to add yourself to the Holistic map of the UK, visit www.whyholistic.org.
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