Category Archives: Freedom of Religion and Belief (Human Rights)

Humanism, Asylum, and Non-Religious Literacy

I must be getting overexcited, my third post today! (A bit like London buses aren’t they!). Anyway, this is done for the website of one of my publisher’s looking at a recent case of a man denied asylum and so … Continue reading

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Countering the Far-Right

A short piece in the RSIS Commentary series I have written on the militant far-right and especially its opposition to Islam. Focusing on the UK, but with a global perspective across Europe and the USA in particular: https://www.academia.edu/36176690/Countering_the_Far-Right

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Religious and Non-Religious Dialogue in the Public Sphere: What We may learn from Habermas, Leirvik, and others

Attached here is a link to a paper that came out last year in Interreligious Insight. It was written partly because I needed something like this for my students, and so a pedagogical tool. But also it concerns my continuing … Continue reading

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Religion, State, and Society in Singapore: A Partial Bibliography

Bibliography Religion State Society Singapore This is a list primarily prepared as an aid to my students, but I hope of use more widely. The background to it is below, while it is also in the document which includes the … Continue reading

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ESITIS 2017

Next week, from 26-29 April 2017, the European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies will be holding its bi-annual conference. This time in M√ľnster, Germany. There is an excellent line-up of speakers (including amongst more illustrious folk my good … Continue reading

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Religion and Politics: CNA with Profs Julius Lipner, Jospeh Liow, Vali Nasr, and Yan Kejia

On the sidelines of this year’s SRP (Studies in Interreligious Relations in Plural Societies Programme) Symposium, Channel News Asia recorded this episode of Between the Lines documentary with Profs Lipner, Liow, Nasr, and Yan from (respectively): Cambridge University and SRP, … Continue reading

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The Social Equality of Religion and Belief

My review of Alan Carling, ed., The Social Equality of Freedom and Belief, New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 is now available on the “Reading Religion” website of the AAR. You can read it here: http://readingreligion.org/books/social-equality-religion-or-belief This book adds to … Continue reading

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Discussing Religious Freedom: Need for Religious Literacy

This is a paper I wrote recently on the issue of religious literacy: https://www.academia.edu/15467808/Discussing_Religious_Freedom_Need_for_Religious_Literacy It discusses an article originally from the Washington Post by Daniel Philpott which can be found here: http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/cornerstone/are-muslim-countries-really-unreceptive-to-religious-freedom In it he argues that there is nothing … Continue reading

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Human Rights and Religious Freedom Training in Turkmenistan

The text below is the Press Release from the University of Winchester: Winchester academics share religious expertise in Turkmenistan 19 June 2014 Two University of Winchester lecturers have returned from Turkmenistan where they were asked to share their expertise in … Continue reading

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