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Newsletters and bulletins
- Religion or Belief Bulletin from the Equalities and Human Rights Commission: September 2014. Subscribe by emailing David Perfect.
- Faith-based Regeneration Network Bulletin October 2014.
- Westminster Interfaith Newsletter October 2014.
- Inter Faith Network for the UK June 2014.
Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties – report on Open University research on the relationship between religion and security, including terrorism and so-called ‘religious violence’. The research was undertaken by Prof John Wolffe & Gavin Moorhead of the Department of Religious Studies.
Calls for evidence
Has your religion or belief, or that of other people, affected your experiences in the workplace or the services you receive as part of your daily life? If so, the Equality and Human Rights Commission wants to hear from you. More information here. Deadline for submissions 31 December 2014.
Inter-religious and inter-convictional resources
- Resources on dialogue from Prof Paul Weller, University of Derby, who is involved in the European Belieforama network, the Religion and Society research programme and the Dialogue Society here in London. Dialogue Theories, Journal of Dialogue Studies, The Muslim World and Politics in Transition.
- Several local churches and multifaith groups in London have benefited from Dr Chris Hewer’s Understanding Islam courses, which are often co-hosted by a local church and local mosque. Much of the material is now on Chris’s website, some in video format.
Statistics on London
London’s Poverty Profile: an independent source of information about poverty and inequality in the capital, which has a useful borough by borough section. The Profile is compiled by the charity Trust for London and uses the latest official data to reveal patterns of poverty across the capital.
Government policy and guidance
Brief Guide on Engaging the Faith Communities in civil protection A guide for faith communities and local resilience forum partners who are involved in civil protection work.