Category Archives: Religion and Violence

Radicalisation: What’s in a Word?

Radicalisation is one of those buzz words that gets thrown into almost any conversation around terrorism, counter terrorism, and militant extremism in various forms. But is most especially associated with terror associated with Islam. However, like many buzz words it … 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 Münster, Germany. There is an excellent line-up of speakers (including amongst more illustrious folk my good … Continue reading

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Responding to Religiously-Inspired Terror: Mayor Sadiq Khan on the London Attacks

Just to quick note to point to recent RSIS Commentaries on the London terror attack in March outside parliament. The first to appear was by myself, titled as the headline here, which looks at the way such events may be … 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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Radicalisation

Those excellent folks at the Religious Studies Project have produced a very good recent podcast on radicalisation by Matthew Francis of CREST which is well worth listening to: Researching Radicalisation I have done a short response to this which is … Continue reading

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Not a Religious War: The ISIS/Daesh Attack on a French Catholic Priest

I provide a link here to my RSIS Commentary on the killing of the French priest in his own church. If I may expand a few points I can’t speak about there (there is a strict word limit). Firstly, attacks … Continue reading

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Self-Immolation in Religion and Politics

This quick blog is to announce the online publication of a recent article of mine entitled: “Burning for a Cause: Four Factors in Successful Political (and Religious) Self-Immolation Examined in Relation to Alleged Falun Gong “Fanatics” in Tiananmen Square.” If … Continue reading

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