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Faith in the public realm : controversies, policies and practices

Faith in the public realm : controversies, policies and practices

Author: Adam Dinham; Robert Furbey; Vivien Lowndes
Publisher: Bristol : Policy, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Faith and religion is a hot topic at the moment, and this text explores key issues for faith and religious groups. Understanding the role of faith in the policy world is of increasing importance, and chapters are arranged around themes, which helps students understand the concepts.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Faith in the public realm.
Bristol : Policy, ©2009
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Dinham; Robert Furbey; Vivien Lowndes
ISBN: 9781847420305 1847420303 184742029X 9781847420299
OCLC Number: 213844531
Description: xii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Faith and the public realm / Adam Dinham and Vivien Lowndes --
Controversies of 'public faith' / Robert Furbey --
'Soft' segregation: Muslim identity, British secularism and inequality / David Cheesman and Nazia Khanum --
How participation changes things: 'inter-faith', 'multi-faith' and a new public imaginary / Paul Weller --
Faith, multiculturalism and community cohesion: a policy conversation / Maqsood Ahmed, Ted Cantle and Dilwar Hussain --
Blurred encounters? Religious literacy, spiritual capital and language / Christopher Baker --
Religion, political participation and civic engagement: women's experiences / Brenda O'Neill --
Young people and faith activism: British Muslim youth, glocalisation and umma / Richard Gale and Therese O'Toole --
Faith-based schools: institutionalising parallel lives? / John Flint --
Faiths, government and regeneration: a contested discourse / Richard Farnell --
Faith and the voluntary sector in urban governance: distinctive yet similar? / Rachael Chapman.
Responsibility: edited by Adam Dinham, Robert Furbey, Vivien Lowndes.
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"Faith in the public realm" takes an explicitly multi-faith perspective, exploring the controversies, policies and practices of 'public faith'. It questions perceptions of a fixed divide between  Read more...


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