Faith in the Public Realm: controversies, policies and practices

Dinham, Adam; Furney, Rob and Lowndes, Vivien, eds. 2009. Faith in the Public Realm: controversies, policies and practices. Bristol: Policy Press. ISBN 978-1847420299 [Edited Book]

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This book takes an explicitly multi-faith perspective, exploring the controversies, policies and practices of 'public faith'. It questions perceptions of a fixed divide between religious and secular participants in public life and challenges prevailing concepts of a monolithic 'neutral' public realm. Based on primary research, the book takes an in-depth look at the distinctiveness of faith groups' contribution, but also probes the conflicts and dilemmas that arise. It assesses the role and capacity of faith groups within specific public policy contexts - including education, regeneration, housing and community cohesion - and pays particular attention to the activities of young people and of women.

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Edited Book


faith; community

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS)


April 2009

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14 Oct 2010 14:41

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10 Jul 2017 08:34


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