Theos (think tank)

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Theos (from the Greek: Θεος, theos, "God") is a religion and society think tank based in the United Kingdom which exists to undertake research and provide commentary on social and political arrangements.[1][2] Theos aims to impact opinion around issues of faith and belief in society through research, publications, media engagement and events. Theos was launched in November 2006 with the support of the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, and the then Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor, and maintains an ecumenical position.[3] Theos is based in central London.

Nick Spencer, Research Director at Theos has published a number of award winning books, including The Evolution of the West: How Christianity Shaped Our Values[4] and Atheists: The Origin of the Species.[5] His most recent book is The Political Samaritan: How Power Hijacked a Parable.[6]


  1. ^ "Theos Think Tank - Understanding faith. Enriching society".
  2. ^ Spencer, Nick (9 March 2018). "Presidents Club dinner reveals fatal flaws in how we think about ethics". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  3. ^ "David Spriggs: Theos - A New Word on the Street".
  4. ^ "The search goes on". The Economist.
  5. ^ Baggini, Julian (30 April 2014). "Atheists: The Origin of the Species – review". the Guardian.
  6. ^ "The Political Samaritan". Bloomsbury Publishing.

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