The One Show's Anita Rani has been out and about in multi-faith Birmingham. She was asking about the very British reluctance to talk about matters of religion.
"It's not fair to say that people in Britain do not feel comfortable about talking about religion." Dr Robert Beckford said to Anita.
"You've got to be precise, minority communities are very comfortable with their faith and at ease with articulating what they believe, because religion is still very important in those communities."
"However, the crisis for me is among white middle class communities who feel it's still impolite to talk about religion.
"I think in contemporary Britain, religion has been exoticised. If, for example, a Brazillian footballer scores a goal and crosses himself, than that is ok, because he's Brazillian - he's from somewhere far off where church and religion still matters.
As long as we can 'other' religion and see it as something separate from us then it's ok."
Do you feel it is impolite to talk about God? Why are many of us Brits reluctant to talk about faith? Share your views.