As part of our publication ‘OnCohesion’ read Professor Alexander Samely’s blog which focuses on religious tradition. Many scripture-based religious traditions embrace multiple meanings in their sacred texts, so religiously motivated respect for one’s tradition can provide a basis for the acceptance of difference. Today’s community leaders often have less inclusive views than their ancient or […]
A Greater Manchester approach to tackling radicalisation
As part of a series of blogs, articles and interviews, examining issues of citizenship and community, Dr Ajmal Hussain, Research Fellow in Sociology at The University of Manchester uses his work with young Muslims to reflect on the challenges facing Greater Manchester in addressing radicalisation. The new Mayor, Andy Burnham, has a timely opportunity to […]
The Prevent duty: can teachers be judges?
Prevent is one of the four Ps that make up the government’s post 9/11 counter-terrorism strategy: Prepare for attacks, Protect the public, Pursue the attackers and Prevent their radicalisation in the first place. Bob Hindle looks at how the Prevent duty is applied in schools and colleges and highlights areas of necessary reform. Teacher decision-making […]
British Muslims do feel British, Prime Minister
While David Cameron has urged British Muslims to assert their British identity, the evidence is that they already do, explains Saffron Karlsen. There is a widely held perception in society that Muslim people living in Britain do not feel British. Comments by David Cameron and others, for example, describe a need to address the lack […]