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    EVENT VIDEO: Christian Identity and (In)Tolerance in Secular Western Europe

EVENT VIDEO: Christian Identity and (In)Tolerance in Secular Western Europe

This is the recording of ‘Christian Identity and (In)Tolerance in Secular Western Europe’, the event we hosted at LSE on Thursday 7 June 2018.

Chair: Professor Matthew Engelke (LSE)
Speakers: Dr Neha Sahgal (Pew Research Center), Dr Esra Özyürek (LSE), Professor Nasar Meer (University of Edinburgh)

Video credit: DIDA Media

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    Multiculturalism: Is Denmark a den of intolerance and Sweden a land of political correctness?

Multiculturalism: Is Denmark a den of intolerance and Sweden a land of political correctness?

The recent ban on the wearing of full-face veils in Denmark is evidence of that country’s unease with multiculturalism, a feeling shared by some other European nations who have adopted similar legislation. Sweden, meanwhile, has largely stayed true to its policy of multiculturalism. Mahama Tawat compares Danish and Swedish policies towards immigrant communities, tracing the clear difference between the […]

Pew Research Center: Being Christian in Western Europe

Pew Research Center recently published a major new report on Christian identity and attitudes towards religious minorities in Western Europe. LSE will host an event on Thursday 7 June in which the Center will present its report, followed by an expert panel discussion. Here, lead report author Neha Sahgal shares ten key findings.

Most Christians in Western Europe today are […]

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    The transcendental nation: The overlooked spiritual dimension of political polarisation

The transcendental nation: The overlooked spiritual dimension of political polarisation

Much of the debate surrounding the contemporary political realignment is dominated by a purely rational conception of politics. However, our political system, Julian Göpffarth writes, is based on the transcendental idea of the nation and the redemptive character of democracy. Failure to acknowledge this will further strengthen far-right parties and movements.
There are many ways in which contemporary polarisation is […]

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    ‘A new settlement’: The UK must recognise immigration as an ethical, not simply political, issue

‘A new settlement’: The UK must recognise immigration as an ethical, not simply political, issue

Fortress Britain, a timely new book edited by Ben Ryan, considers the UK’s confused approach towards immigration policy over many decades and how this muddled thinking continues as Brexit looms. Drawing on the themes that emerged in the book, Ben highlights the lack of ethical clarity and consistency on immigration policy and the need for new arrivals to be […]

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    Emmanuel Macron’s Speech to the French Bishops: A Poisonous Gift?

Emmanuel Macron’s Speech to the French Bishops: A Poisonous Gift?

Here is Arthur Ghins’ reaction to President Macron’s speech on Monday to the Bishops’ Conference of France. Arthur sees Macron’s speech as an invitation to mutual trust in place of mutual suspicion, and a welcome one, as long as Catholics are not expected to relinquish their Catholicism.

What was Macron’s intention? This question came back to me repeatedly as […]

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    The Istanbul Convention in Croatia: Attending to the anxiety in the intersection of belief and policy-making

The Istanbul Convention in Croatia: Attending to the anxiety in the intersection of belief and policy-making

The current controversy surrounding the ratification of the Istanbul Convention in Croatia brings attention to the anxieties that religious people in democratic countries experience when confronted by policy initiatives that they perceive as contrary to their beliefs. Miguel Alcalde (LSE) and Josipa Šarić (University of Kent) consider how the genuine concerns of the people are often drowned in debates […]