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  • Religion, Education and Society

    Editor: Elisabeth Arweck and Robert Jackson
    Resource Type: Books

     

    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.

     

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  • Report on gender and career progression in TRS, TRS-UK website

    Author: Mathew Guest, Sonya Sharma and Robert Song
    Publication Type: Print

    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.

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  • Everyday Lived Islam in Europe

    Editor: Nathal Dessing, Nadia Jeldtoft, Jørgen Nielsen and Linda Woodhead
    Resource Type: Books

    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.

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  • Religion and Personal Life

    Editor: Linda Woodhead with Norman Winter
    Resource Type: Books

    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

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  • YouGov poll results on Christian B&B gay discrimination case, Faith Debates Website

    Author: Professor Linda Woodhead
    Publication Type: Print

    A YouGov poll commissioned by Westminster Faith Debates shows the over 60s and under 50s are sharply divided on B&B discrimination case

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  • Parents' choice of faith schools is academic, The War Cry

    Author: Staff Reporter
    Publication Type: Print

    An article referring to YouGov Poll Commissioned by Professor Linda Woodhead

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  • It's the exams, not the values, church schools are told, The Church Times

    Author: Staff Reporter
    Publication Type: Print

    An article referring to YouGov Poll commissioned by Professor Linda Woodhead.

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  • Faith schools chosen for quality, not religion, The Times

    Author: Ruth Gledhill
    Publication Type: Print

    Article referring to YouGov Poll survey commissioned by Prof Linda Woodhead

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  • Church fails to keep the faith as believers opt for God alone, The Times

    Author: Ruth Gledhill
    Publication Type: Print

    Article in The Times, 5.7.13, references WFD, Prof Linda Woodhead and Lancaster University

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  • Same-sex Marriage, FutureFirst

    Author: unaccredited
    Publication Type: Print

    An article in FutureFirst, June 2013, references WFD, Prof Linda Woodhead and Lancaster University

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  • Top doctors push for an assisted suicide law, The Catholic Herald

    Author: Madeleine Teahan
    Publication Type: Print

    An article in The Catholic Herald, 24.5.13, references WFD, Prof Linda Woodhead and Lancaster University

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  • Law on assisted dying - Peer, priest and palliative carers debate, War Cry

    Author: unaccredited
    Publication Type: Print

    An article in War Cry, 18.5.13, references WFD

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  • Briterne debatterer lovaendring om aktiv dodshjaelp, Etik.dk

    Author: Bjarne Norum
    Publication Type: Print

    An article in Danish newspaper, Etik.dk, 16.5.13, references WFD

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  • Summary of Press Releases for Westminster Faith Debates Spring 2013

    14 May 13
    Author: Professor Linda Woodhead
    Publication Type: Papers & Reports

    This report is a summary of the press releases issues for each of the Westminster Faith Debates held in Spring 2013

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  • Right or duty to die?, The Tablet

    Author: Professor Linda Woodhead & Professor Rob George
    Publication Type: Print

    An article in The Tablet, 11.5.2013, written by Linda Woodhead and Rob George, who participated in the WFD discussing assisted dying.

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  • Britisk flertal for aktiv dodshjaelp, Etik.dk

    Author: Bjarne Norum
    Publication Type: Print

    An article on Danish website, Etik.dk, referring to the Westminster Faith Debate on 2nd May 2013.

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  • Christians back change in assisted suicide law, poll finds, The Times

    Author: Ruth Gledhill and Frances Gibb
    Publication Type: Print

    An article in The Times, 1.5.2013, references WFD, Prof Linda Woodhead and Lancaster University

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  • New families, old values, The Tablet

    Author: unaccredited
    Publication Type: Print

    Article in The Tablet, 13.4.2013, references WFD, Prof Linda Woodhead, Lancaster University, Arts & Humanities Research Council and Economic & Social Research Council. Featuring analysis of the Debate by two of the participants, Fr Andrew Goddard and Professor Rosalind Edwards.

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  • Families valued at debate, War Cry

    Author: Philip Halcrow
    Publication Type: Print

    Article in The War Cry, 13.4.2013, references WFD 27.3.2013, and YouGov Survey

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  • Broad views on 'family', The Church Times

    Author: Madeleine Davies
    Publication Type: Print

    Article in the Church Times, 12.4.2013, references WFD 27.3.2013 and YouGov survey.

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  • Disappointing Debate, The Church of England Newspaper

    Author: unaccredited
    Publication Type: Print

    Article in The Church of England Newspaper, 7.4.2013, references WFD 27.3.2013

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  • Poll reveals positive statistics about views on gay family life, Midlands Zone magazine

    Author: unaccredited
    Publication Type: Print

    An article in Midlands Zone magazine, 1.4.13, references YouGov Poll and University of Lancaster

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  • First Things First, The Tablet

    Author: Not specified
    Publication Type: Print

    An article in The Tablet referencing WFD 13th Feburary 2013

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  • Sex rears its head, The Tablet

    Author: Not specified
    Publication Type: Print

    An article in The Tablet 23rd February 2013 referencing WFD 27th February 2013

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