Investigating the religious identity formation of young people in mixed-faith families

Lead Research Organisation: University of Warwick
Department Name: Institute of Education


Increasing numbers of young people have parents who identify with different faiths (e.g. a Hindu father and a Christian mother).
This study will examine the processes underway as 8 to 13 year old siblings in mixed-faith families in the UK develop their own identities in relation to the four faiths under review i.e. Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism. The fieldwork will include use of e-mail and face-to-face interviews. Findings will interest leaders and 'laity' in faith communities, religious studies specialists, those working with young people and Standing Advisory Councils on Religious Education.


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