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Recent Events: Executive Programme and Buddhist College Singapore seminar

Over the last week the Studies in Interreligious Relations in Plural societies Programme, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (or SRP, RSIS, NTU for short) held its third Executive Programme looking at religion, violence, and peacebuilding. … Continue reading

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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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My Book Covers

I was recently asked to prepare a slide showing all my book covers for a presentation my boss was doing about our programme’s research profile, and just because I think it looks quite nice am sharing here 😉 hopefully may … Continue reading

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Religion and Atheism: In Dialogue?

Is it possible for atheists and people with a religious conviction to dialogue and converse with civility? Is it possible for atheists and people with a religious conviction to see each other’s point of view, and recognise the validity and … 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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Islam, Terror, and Living with Religious Diversity

I am posting below links to two commentaries by an engaged young Muslim activist-scholar, Mohamed Imran Taib from Singapore. The first deals with ways that Muslims can reclaim the “moderate” Islamic tradition – meaning the strength and centre of Islam. … Continue reading

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What’s New?

I realise I haven’t posted for quite some time with various things coming and going, and will try and make up for it. The next few posts will link to some publications, mention some events, and discuss a few things … Continue reading

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When is a Caliph Not a Caliph?

This is a link to a Commentary provided as part of the RSIS series. It was also posted in various other places: http://www.academia.edu/11561509/When_is_a_Caliph_not_a_Caliph

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Updates 19th June 2015

I have been somewhat lax in adding new updates, so over the next few days I will rectify this by adding some recordings of talks I have delivered over the last few months as well as some recent publication details. … Continue reading

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2013 ToR Conference

I am ‘archiving’ what was a page as a post to tidy up the site – so nothing new here folks, read the next blog instead. The University of Winchester World Congress of Faiths 30 Years of the Theology of … Continue reading

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