Category Archives: UK

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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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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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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British Politics, Deliberative Democracy, and Interfaith Dialogue

This is a lecture I delivered on 30th April 2015 at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge:

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And did those feet in ancient times: some thoughts on “Britishness” and “Christian England”

The recent debates over “Britishness” have focused very much on nationalist lines, but within the concept of “Britishness” are strong (at least implicit) religious connotations. Indeed, before deciding that Magna Carta (one wonders why with an expensive private education how … Continue reading

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