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Launch Event to celebrate the publication of Youth on Religion book

16 January 14


Sponsored by the LSE Department of Sociology and Brunel University, the event will discuss implications of growing up in multi-faith locations. The programme includes:
A summary of the findings from this new book
Professor Nicola Madge, Brunel University
Responses and contributions from a panel including
Professor Grace Davie (University of Exeter)
David Goodhart (Demos)
Professor David Voas (University of Essex)
Professor Linda Woodhead (University of Lancaster)
About the book:
This book reports on the Youth On Religion study, funded by the AHRC/ESRC Religion & Society programme, carried out to investigate the meaning of religion to young people growing up in three multi-faith locations in Britain. Information was gathered from an online survey of over ten thousand pupils at secondary schools and colleges, supplemented by interviews and discussion groups with more than 160. Young people, who represented a range of faith positions (e.g. Christian, Muslim, Sikh, atheist, no religion), outlined how they negotiated their religious identity in the context of their families, friends, schools and communities, and described the impact of religion in everyday life. The implications for social cohesion amid rapid population change are also discussed.


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