Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, Grenfell, and mosques in Britain today
This report looks at Al Manaar’s response to Grenfell, in the light of wider questions pertaining to the Muslim presence in contemporary public life.
London is bucking nationwide trends and becoming more religious. The project seeks to analyse this phenomenon and offer evidence–based recommendations to decision makers on accommodating, practically responding to and making the most of religious diversity in London. (Upcoming)
The researchers for this project are Paul Bickley, Nathan Mladin and Amy Plender.
London is bucking nationwide trends and becoming more religious. Existing research suggests that people in London are not just more likely to belong to a particular religion, but to actively participate by, for instance, attending services on a regular basis.
London’s religious micro–climate is paradoxical: a secular, liberal and cosmopolitan city in which religion is becoming more visible and significant.
In light of this paradox, this project seeks to answer the following questions:
The project mixes several methods of study, including surveying and collating existing research, new polling data on the growth and decline of different religious communities in London, and the association of religion with different value perspectives. We are also conducting interviews with religious leaders and public officials and developing case studies looking at areas of London that are particularly religious (e.g. Newham, Tower Hamlets) and non–religious respectively (e.g. Camden–Islington).
The key objective of the project is to offer evidence–based recommendations to decision makers on accommodating, practically responding to and making the most of religious diversity in London.
The main output of the project will be a full report detailing the findings, analysis and recommendations from the research project. This will be accompanied by a shorter version/ digest of the report and other digital assets, such as infographics, short videos, and other types of content to raise awareness and disseminate the findings of the research.
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