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Multi-faith spaces at UK universities display two very different visions of public religion

Smith, Jonathan D. (2016) Multi-faith spaces at UK universities display two very different visions of public religion. Religion and the public Sphere (12 Aug 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Multi-faith spaces display and influence the state of public religion at UK universities. In the past decade the vast majority of university managers have adopted multi-faith policies. In most cases these reflect a growing engagement with religious identity and practice. But in a few cases the creation of multi-faith spaces corresponded with clashes between students of different faiths, student protests and negative media coverage about campus relations. How could the same policy have such different results? Jonathan D Smith suggests that the difference can be found in how university managers approach religion on campus, illustrated by two different approaches to accommodating Islamic prayer.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/religionpublicsphere/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > Religion and the Public Sphere
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 08:48
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 05:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76487

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