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  • Religion & Society

    Doctoral Methods Training Course

    06 September 10

    This residential course on the empirical study of contemporary/modern religion at St Catherine's College, Oxford is co-organised by the Centre for Religion and Contemporary Society, Birkbeck and the AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme.

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    Islam in Performance Panel

    19 July 10

    Kamal Salhi's Religion and Society research network is organising two sessions as a panel entitled Islam in Performance: pious arts production in the Muslim World at the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies in Barcelona July 2010.

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    Faith and Policy - Session 1, What’s new?

    01 July 10

    Religion didn’t go away as some social scientists had predicted, but its place in society is markedly different from a generation ago.  How comfortable can religion and government be in their new relationship of “partnership”?

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    Faith and Policy- Where Next for Religion in the Public Sphere?

    01 July 10

    AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme with the Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmith’s, British Library, London, UK 1st July 2010

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    Faith and Policy - Session 2, Community Cohesion and Capital

    01 July 10

    There were riots in Bradford, Burnley and Oldham in the summer of 2001. Ted Cantle’s report concluded that segregated communities were living “a series of parallel lives”. Government moved to promote social cohesion. Among the partners recruited were faith organisations, but the language was that of capitalism.

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    Faith and Policy - Session 3, the Active Citizen

    01 July 10

    Religions have long been involved in the development of community and culture. But keeping to the conditions required of funded partners has meant learning a new role. Nevertheless, ideas and models from the past do have relevance, and with Big Society ideas only just taking shape there’s a new chance to help build new patterns for active citizenship. 

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