Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781847420299 Published January 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781847420305 Published January 2009 For sale in North and South America only

Faith in the public realm

Controversies, policies and practices

Edited by Adam Dinham, Robert Furbey, and Vivien Lowndes

Faith in the public realm

Edited by Adam Dinham, Robert Furbey, and Vivien Lowndes

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781847420299 Published January 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781847420305 Published January 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Based on primary research, this book explores the controversies, policies and practices of 'public faith', questioning perceptions of a fixed divide between religious and secular participants in public life and challenging prevailing concepts of a monolithic 'neutral' public realm. It takes an in-depth look at the distinctiveness of faith groups' contribution, but also probes the conflicts and dilemmas that arise, assessing the role and capacity of faith groups within specific public policy contexts, including education, regeneration, housing and community cohesion.'Faith in the public realm' will be of interest to students, academics, policy-makers and practitioners in the public and voluntary sectors, and in faith communities themselves.
Contents
Faith and the public realm ~ Adam Dinham and Vivien Lowndes
Controversies of 'public faith' ~ Robert Furbey; 'Soft' segregation: Muslim identity, British secularism and inequality ~ David Cheesman and Nazia Khanum
How participation changes things: 'Inter-faith', 'multi-faith' and a new public imaginary ~ Paul Weller
Faith, multiculturalism and social cohesion: A policy conversation ~ Ted Cantle, Dilwar Hussain and Maqsood Ahmed In conversation
Blurred encounters? Religious literacy, spiritual capital and language ~ Christopher Baker
Religion, political participation and civic engagement: Women's experiences ~ Brenda O'Neill
Young people and faith activism: British Muslim youth - glocalisation and the umma ~ Richard Gale and Therese O'Toole
Faith-based schools: Institutionalising parallel lives? ~ John Flint
Faith, government and regeneration: A contested discourse ~ Richard Farnell
Faith and the voluntary sector: Distinctive yet similar? ~ Rachael Chapman
Conclusions ~ Adam Dinham, Robert Furbey and Vivien Lowndes
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