Faiths and Civil Society

Lead Research Organisation: Anglia Ruskin University
Department Name: Fac of Health, Social Care & Education


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Description The grant led us to the critique of a lamentable quality of conversation about religion and belief across Western societies, just as we need it most. It enabled the setting up of the Religious Literacy Programme, a research-into-training initiative to identify the challenges, obstacles and needs in relation to religion and belief in a range of public settings.
Exploitation Route Religious Literacy audits/research can be commissioned, as can bespoke and off the shelf training relating to equality, religion and belief
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Security and Diplomacy

Description The network grant established a core group of researchers, policy makers and practitioners across a range of disciplines and professions, with a working interest in public faith in common. This has translated in to the establishment of the Faiths and Civil Society Unit, a leading body in the field, with 12 Fellows from leading positions in the public sphere.
First Year Of Impact 2008
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Healthcare
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services