Public Spirit discussion
In October 2014, Public Spirit featured a series of articles contributing to the debate initiated by the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life during its consultation phase. This discussion included the following contributions:
- Introduction by Professor Tariq Modood, University of Bristol and CORAB Commissioner
- Religion and Secularity in Britain Today by Professor John Milbank, University of Nottingham
- Religion in Britain: A Retrospect by Professor Grace Davie, University of Exeter
- Can the Commission Justify Religious Privilege? by Professor David Voas, University of Essex
- Religious Illiteracy is Now Toxic by Jenny Taylor, Lapido Media
- The media as a medium for improving religious understanding by Shenaz Bunglawala, Muslim Engagement and Development
- Diversity, inequality and gentrification in inner London, and the Black Majority Church response by Richard Reddie, author and researcher.
Response to the Public Spirit discussion
The Commission’s Vice-Chair and Convenor, Edward Kessler, responded to the Public Spirit discussion with his Reflections on Responses to the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life.
Publication of the Commission’s Report
The Commission’s final report, Living With Difference: community, diversity and the common good, was published 7th December 2015.
Follow up discussions
One of its Commissioners, Professor Tariq Modood, followed up the recommendations of the report with an article arguing that Schools need to do more to improve children’s religious literacy.