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Religion in Education: Nicola Madge

25 July 11

Held at the University of Warwick, 25th-26th July 2011

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Nicola Madge [Brunel University]

Together and Alongside in Multi-faith Communities: The Youth on Religion Project

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Professor Nicola Madge leads research on “Religion, identity and young people”, funded by Religion and Society, seeking to provide insight into how young people negotiate their identity in terms of religion, the ways in which they demonstrate their religiosity, and their attitudes towards religion within contemporary Britain.

Abstract: The ‘Youth On Religion’ (YOR) project is looking at the place of religion in young people’s lives and the ways in which faith and non-faith identities are developed and negotiated. Research data have been collected from an online survey, focus groups, paired interviews and e-Journals involving some 10,500 13–18-year-old pupils in secondary schools and colleges in three locations in England. This presentation will examine young people’s knowledge of different religions and how those from different faith and non-faith backgrounds seem to interact and get on at school and in the community. It will also explore the factors that seem important in promoting interfaith contact and understanding.

[Nicola also presented at the Religion and Society event 'Young People and Religion' hosted at KCL in May 2011. Click here for more info.]

Report and podcasts compiled by Norman Winter. Abstract taken from the conference programme. Recordings of the symposium sessions are substantially complete, but may have been edited in small ways for technical and other reasons.

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