February 2017
New online forum: 
Members of the group are now using the Slack app to share ideas. Our first discussion is on Anna Körs paper on the social significance of religious spaces. Contact Angus Ritchie on director[AT] to join in.

September 2016
 book published: Click here for more information on ‘Young People’s Attitudes to Religious Diversity’ – a book which reports on a research project our co-convenor Julia Ipgrave worked on with colleagues from Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (University of Warwick) from 2009-2012. It includes studies (quantitative and qualitative) with teenagers from schools across the four nations of the UK.

May 2016
New appointment for network member: Sotez Chowdhury, who spoke at our inaugural network event last October, has been appointed as Co-ordinator of Near Neighbours (Eastern London). He blogs here about this exciting new role.

UNESCO presentation on inter-faith co-operation: On 19 May, research on inter-faith co-operation in East London was presented at a UNESCO Conference on Alternatives to Extremism: Cooperation among the Communities of Different Religious Faiths in Multinational Cities in the organisation’s Paris headquarters. The event was co-sponsored by the Permanent Delegations of Lithuania and the U.K., and the Woolf Institute in Cambridge. Click here to read more about this exciting event.

April 2016
Strengthening our institutions through action for the Common Good: Selina Stone blogs here on a conference in East London which drew together researchers and practitioners from around the globe.


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