From September 2013 Public Spirit will host a series of articles looking at the implications of the present government’s approach to multiculturalism for the integration of faith groups in the UK. Tracing the origins of multicultural policy from the 1960s to the present, the authors offer reflections on and criticisms of the coalition’s stance on the issue.
What does it mean to speak for a religious tradition or community? Why should a person or organisation want to represent a religious group? Should politicians and policymakers ever engage with the representatives of religious traditions, and if so whom? In August 2013 Public Spirit will host a series of articles examining religion and political representation.