Religion and Society http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/ Religion and Society Rss Feed Religion, Education and Society http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/publications/books Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:37:09 +0000   This volume presents findings from recent research focusing on young people and the way they relate to religion in their education and upbringing. The essays are diverse and multidisciplinary - in terms of the religions they discuss (including Christianity, Islam and Sikhism); the settings where young people reflect on religion (the classroom, youth club, peer group, families, respective religious communities and wider society); the different perspectives which relate to religious education and socialisation (the teaching of RE, the role of teachers in pupils’ lives, the way teachers’ personal lives shape their approach to teaching, school ethos and social context, and the place and rationale of RE); the contexts within which the authors work (different national settings and various academic disciplines); and the methodology used (qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method approaches). The authors make important contributions to the debate about the role of religious education in the curriculum. They demonstrate the crucially important formative influence of religious education in young people’s lives which reaches well into their adulthood, shaping religious and other identities, and attitudes towards the ‘other’ - whatever that ‘other’ may be. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Beliefs & Values.   Westminster Faith Debates 2014 http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/events/programme_events/show/westminster_faith_debates_2014 Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:10:31 +0000 The next series of Westminster Faith Debates entitled Global Religious Trends, commences on Wednesday, 12th February 2014, at RUSI, 61 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET, from 5.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. followed by a short drinks reception. New series of Westminster Faith Debates announced for Spring 2014 http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/news/show/new_series_of_westminster_faith_debates_announced_for_spring_2014 Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:04:02 +0000 The next series of Westminster Faith Debates will take place at RUSI, 61 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET, in Spring 2014.  The topic of this series is Global Religious Trends. Report on gender and career progression in TRS http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/publications/print Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:22:56 +0000 The low proportion of women within the subject areas of Theology and Religious Studies has long been observed, and is increasingly recognised as a serious problem for staff and students. In this new study, Mathew Guest, Religion and Society Programme Award Holder, Sonya Sharma and Robert Song chart patterns of gender imbalance among staff and students across UK TRS departments, exploring why such patterns remain so persistent. Drawing on interviews with TRS academics across the country, the report examines the professional life of female university staff, and makes recommendations for how universities might address the inequalities of opportunity and practice that emerge. Report on gender and career progression in TRS http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/news/show/report_on_gender_and_career_progression_in_trs Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:19:44 +0000 Dr Mathew Guest, Religion and Society Programme Award holder, and his team have produced a report from their research on gender and career progression in TRS.   Launch Event to celebrate the publication of Youth on Religion book http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/events/non_programme_events/show/launch_event_to_celebrate_the_publication_of_youth_on_religion_book Tue, 19 Nov 2013 10:06:18 +0000 Launch Event to celebrate the publication, by Routledge, of Nicole Madge, Peter J Hemming and Kevin Stenson Youth on Religion: The Development, Negotiation and Impact of Faith and Non-faith Identity New Academic Building 2.04 London School of Economics Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 2AE 6.30 p.m. with refreshments The Cathedrals Group Dearing Memorial Lecture http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/events/non_programme_events/show/the_cathedrals_group_dearing_memorial_lecture Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:45:30 +0000 Church House Conference Centre Westminster 1800 hrs Everyday Lived Islam in Europe http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/news/show/everyday_lived_islam_in_europe Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:23:22 +0000 Everyday Lived Islam in Europe Edited by Nathal Dessing, Nadia Jeldtoft, Jørgen Nielsen and Linda Woodhead is the latest book to be published in the Ashgate Series Everyday Lived Islam in Europe http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/publications/books Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:17:26 +0000 New book in the Ashgate AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Series available: 'Everyday Lived Islam in Europe' •             Contents: •             Introduction, Nathal M. Dessing, Nadia Jeldtoft, Jørgen S. Nielsen and Linda Woodhead •             Part 1 Studying Everyday Lived Islam in Theory and Practice •             Linda Woodhead: Tactical and strategic religion •             Nadia Jeldtoft: The hypervisibility of Islam •             Nathal M. Dessing: How to study everyday Islam •             Part 2 Case Studies •             Raana Bokhari: Bihishti Zewar: Islam, text, and the daily lives of Gujarati women in Leicester •             Daniel Nilsson DeHanas: Elastic orthodoxy: the tactics of young Muslim identity in the East End of London •             Nadia Jeldtoft: Spirituality and emotions: making a room of one’s own •             Sidsel Vive Jensen and Lene Kühle:  ‘School Islam’: lived religion in the context of a secular public institution •             Jonas Otterbeck: Experiencing Islam: narratives about faith by young adult Muslims in Malmö and Copenhagen •             F. Javier Rosón: Daily life and conflict in the Albayzín neighbourhood of Granada •             Marja Tiilikainen: Illness, healing and everyday Islam: transnational lives of Somali migrant women •             Jørgen S. Nielsen: Concluding reflections: everyday lived Islam and the future of Islamic studies More details at http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472417534 Anyone buying the book through http://www.ashgate.com will automatically receive a 10% discount. What can we say about today's British religious young person? http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/news/show/what_can_we_say_about_today_s_british_religious_young_person Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:25:16 +0000 Dr Rebecca Catto, former Research Associate on the AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme, has published findings from the Youth Phase. Islam and the University Curriculum: Experiences of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/events/non_programme_events/show/islam_and_the_university_curriculum_experiences_of_teaching_and_learning_in_higher_education Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:00:07 +0000 Socrel/HEA Teaching and Studying Religion 3rd Annual Symposium: Islam and the University Curriculum: Experiences of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education BSA Meeting Room, Imperial Wharf, London 7 December 2013, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Registration starts at 9.30 a.m.) Religion and Personal Life Book of 2013 Westminster Faith Debates Published http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/news/show/religion_and_personal_life_book_of_2013_westminster_faith_debates_published Wed, 06 Nov 2013 11:34:37 +0000 This book is based on the Westminster Faith Debates of 2013.  It is edited by Professor Linda Woodhead with Norman Winter and has commentary by the Rt Hon Charles Clarke. Religion and Personal Life http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/publications/books Wed, 06 Nov 2013 11:08:41 +0000 This book is based on the Westminster Faith Debates of 2013 and has commentary by the Rt Hon Charles Clarke.  The series covered the theme of religion and personal life, and invited leading figures to debate some of the most controversial topics of the day, including abortion, same-sex marriage and euthanasia.  The debates attracted a great deal of interest and media coverage, and we received many requests to make them available in print.  This is the result. It presents the best of the series in a condensed form, together with additional research findings and teaching materials.  We offer new commentary and reflection in every chapter to draw out the most important themes and conclusions. The book is available to buy here for just £8.99 Watch video from Future of RE Seminar at University of Worcester http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/news/show/watch_video_from_future_of_re_seminar_at_university_of_worcester Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:24:40 +0000 Professor Robert Jackson, Religion and Society Programme Large Grant holder, was amongst speakers at this one day seminar. Does Religious Education Work? http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/news/show/does_religious_education_work Tue, 29 Oct 2013 09:08:12 +0000 Does Religious Education Work? written by Religion and Society Programme Award Holder, Professor James Conroy, and his team, was published by Bloomsbury on 24th October 2013. YouGov poll shows sharp divide on B&B gay discrimination case http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/news/show/yougov_poll_shows_sharp_divide_on_b_b_gay_discrimination_case Wed, 09 Oct 2013 11:54:51 +0100 A YouGov poll commissioned by the Westminster Faith Debates shows over 60s and under 50s sharply divided on B&B gay discrimination case YouGov poll results on Christian B&B gay discrimination case http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/publications/print Wed, 09 Oct 2013 11:50:29 +0100 A YouGov poll commissioned by Westminster Faith Debates shows the over 60s and under 50s are sharply divided on B&B discrimination case Parents' choice of faith schools is academic http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/publications/print Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:58:43 +0100 An article referring to YouGov Poll Commissioned by Professor Linda Woodhead It's the exams, not the values, church schools are told http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/publications/print Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:53:44 +0100 An article referring to YouGov Poll commissioned by Professor Linda Woodhead. Postponed Religious Literacy One Day Conference Venue announced http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/news/show/postponed_religious_literacy_one_day_conference_venue_announced Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:17:12 +0100 The postponed Religious Literacy one day conference will be held at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 9NH, Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm