Faith in the public realm: Controversies, policies and practices (Paperback)
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Faith in the public realm: Controversies, policies and practices (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 28/01/2009
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Based on primary research, this book explores the controversies, policies and practices of 'public faith', questioning perceptions of a fixed divide between religious and secular participants in public life and challenging prevailing concepts of a monolithic 'neutral' public realm. It takes an in-depth look at the distinctiveness of faith groups' contribution, but also probes the conflicts and dilemmas that arise, assessing the role and capacity of faith groups within specific public policy contexts, including education, regeneration, housing and community cohesion. 'Faith in the public realm' will be of interest to students, academics, policy-makers and practitioners in the public and voluntary sectors, and in faith communities themselves.

Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781847420299
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is a timely volume. ...well edited and well presented..." James A Beckford in Journal of Contemporary Religion
"...an invaluable read for practitioners and policy-makers as well as academics interested in the area." Rebecca Catto in Sociology
"...With its accessible style (each chapter may stand alone) and disciplined length, Faith in the Public Realm is an invaluable read for practitioners and policy-makers as well as academics interested in the area.' Rebecca Catto, Lancaster University
"This book could not be more urgently relevant, especially for those decision-makers currently grappling with seemingly intractable challenges in complex communities. Its special value, however, is the long-term commitment of the authors to painstaking enquiry and analysis. The result is more practical than polemical and all the more useful for it." Lord Paul Tyler, Chair of the Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London

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