Category Archives: Religion and Atheism/ Secularism

Keeping up with news and views on interreligious relations

If you’re not following it, and you’re on FaceBook, the SRP (Studies in Interreligious Relations in Plural Societies) programme page provides news on our work, other groups, as well as news items from around the world. You’ll find a link … Continue reading

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Anglicanism and Interfaith Relations

The Anglican Communion widely, or the Church of England and its other constituent churches, have engaged in encounters and relations with other religions almost since its inception. In the Elizabethan period an alliance with, and envoys from, the Ottoman Empire … Continue reading

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Interreligious Dialogue and Deliberative Democracy: UK and Singapore

Just posting a recent article I have done, the link below is to an Open Access draft version, followed by the published version if you have access. The paper has quite a long title: “Can Interreligious Dialogue Provide a New … Continue reading

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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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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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Decolonising the Study of Religion (in Relation to the Social and Human Sciences)

Decolonising the Study of Religion (and the Social Sciences and Humanities) A Context Over the past two days (7 and 8 March 2018), I have been attending the “Decolonising the Social Sciences in the Era of Internationalised Education” workshop (DSSW) … Continue reading

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Interview on Contemporary Muslim-Christian Relations

Last year in Boston, at the American Academy of Religion annual conference, I was interviewed by one of the Reading Religion team about my recent book Contemporary Muslim-Christian Encounters. You can read the script of the interview here on their … 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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So, Is There a Jedi Religion? And Other Musings on Star War: The Last Jedi – What Religious Studies Can Tell Us

  Jedis and Religion? Anyone who has seen the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi (warning: spoilers) may have noticed a very direct statement by Luke referring to what he called “the Jedi religion”. This phrase is perhaps the most … Continue reading

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Atheists and Interfaith/ Interreligious Dialogue.

Following up from my last post, I have a new article out looking at the question of whether atheists can/ should be involved in interfaith/ interreligious dialogue. Needs a (free) signup to academia.edu (but that is well worth it if … Continue reading

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