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Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties report

Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties - John Wolffe and Gavin Moorhead Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, The Open University

Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties report for the Religion, Martyrdom and Global Uncertainties (1914-2014) project. This report examines the relationship between religion and security, including terrorism and so-called ‘religious violence’. It has two key objectives:

· To provide guidance on identifying circumstances in which religion (either on its own or in combination with other factors) is likely to give rise to security challenges. · To provide a constructive interrogation of some underexplored assumptions relating to religion and security.

The report is informed by research conducted between October 2013 and January 2014, which included a series of interviews with academic researchers and roundtable discussions with MPs, public policy officers, journalists, church ministers, and representatives of faith communities, local community organisations and NGOs.

The full report and executive summary can be found at: www.open.ac.uk/arts/research/religion-martyrdom-global-uncertainties/reports

The Religion, Martyrdom and Global Uncertainties (1914-2014) project is funded under a Research Council UK Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellowship.


TAKING PART: Muslim Participation in Governance

TAKING PART: Muslim Participation in Governance - Report Launch

31 January 2013, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Bishopsgate Institute, London

- Launch of the final report from the large 30-month study of Muslim Participation in Contemporary Governance at Bristol University led by Dr Therese O'Toole and Professor Tariq Modood.

- Research findings and public policy insights on issues such as Muslim-government relations, integration, equality, participatory democracy, and countering extremism.

- Panel discussion with Dilwar Hussain, Humera Khan, and Professor Maleiha Malik.

For more details see http://www.bris.ac.uk/ethnicity/takingpart.pdf (650kb).

Registration required at http://takingpart.eventbrite.co.uk.


Pew Forum's Report on The Global Religious Landscape


The new Pew Forum's report on The Global Religious Landscape.