Comment

Prevent: Failing Young British Muslims

Despite nearly a decade of implementing Prevent and the expenditure of millions of pounds of public money, Sadek Hamid suggests that there is very little evidence to suggest that it has succeeded in its intended outcomes, whilst the current approach focuses on symptoms rather than causes of radicalisation.

Religion in Britain Today and Tomorrow

To coincide with the publication of the second edition of Grace Davie’s book ‘Religion in Britain’, Tariq Modood offers his reflections on three significant changes to religion over the last few decades that he suggests will characterise the next few decades and perhaps beyond.

Reflections on Responses to the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life

In this article, Dr Edward Kessler, Vice-Chair and Convenor of the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life reflects on Public Spirit’s recent series of articles on the Commission. Arguing that religion and belief is not taken for granted, he suggests we need a nuanced approach to understanding the role of religion and belief in British public life.

Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life – the media as a medium for improving religious understanding

Shenaz Bunglawala calls for the Commission to deliberate the disparity in legislative protections for groups defined by race and those defined by religion and the inevitable retort of some who claim that religion, as a ‘chosen’ trait does not merit or deserve the legal treatment prescribed to ascriptive traits.