Religion and Spirituality in Europe
The reasons people practice religion vary. However, they often share certain practices and beliefs. Religion is a way of expressing belief in a higher power. It is a process of attempting to understand the “big picture” and to find meaning in one’s life. This process is embodied in the art and literature of many different cultures.
Religion is a system of beliefs and practices that is both personal and communal. It provides language, context, and community for a person’s spiritual journey. The goal of a religion is to achieve a state of spiritual well-being, and religion can help a person reach this state. It can also help a person grow in their spiritual life.
Many Europeans believe in some form of religion or spirituality. However, a substantial minority do not. Many Europeans disagree on whether religion helps them determine right and wrong. Despite this, nearly half of adults call themselves both religious and spiritual. In addition, a substantial proportion of people call themselves neither religious nor spiritual.
Research has indicated that religion contributes to a person’s sense of community and can help people develop healthy habits and coping skills. It has also been linked to a longer lifespan.