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    ‘We will butcher every Baha’i’: How a small religious minority in Yemen became a key target for the Houthis

‘We will butcher every Baha’i’: How a small religious minority in Yemen became a key target for the Houthis

As the war in Yemen rages on, the country’s Baha’i population faces unprecedented levels of persecution simply for practising their faith and seeking to serve their communities. James Mohajer discusses Iran’s influence on the Houthis and the chilling statements made by both the Iranian and Houthi leaderships. The worst humanitarian crisis of today arguably remains under-reported – as does […]

June 18th, 2018|Featured, Latest|0 Comments|
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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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    Religion and sex were the major predictors of Congressional Republican opposition to Trump in 2016

Religion and sex were the major predictors of Congressional Republican opposition to Trump in 2016

In the lead up to the 2016 election, many Congressional Republicans joined the #NeverTrump movement in opposition to Donald Trump’s candidacy. In new research Lauren Johnson, Deon McCray, and Jordan Ragusa investigate why some lawmakers signed on to the movement while others did not. They find that the most significant predictors for joining the #NeverTrump movement were lawmakers’ religion […]

June 14th, 2018|Featured, Latest|0 Comments|
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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 […]

Islam and human rights: Clash or compatibility?

Are Islam and human rights compatible? The answer to this depends on what kind of Islam and what kind of human rights we’re talking about as well as when, where and with whom. Marie Juul Petersen explores how Islam entails a multitude of different voices, interpretations and positions on human rights, promoted by different actors in different historical, social, […]

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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    Saints, Politics and Christian-Muslim Mediation in Egypt: An Interview with Angie Heo

Saints, Politics and Christian-Muslim Mediation in Egypt: An Interview with Angie Heo

In a collaboration with the University of Helsinki, we interviewed Angie Heo about her forthcoming book ‘The Political Lives of Saints: Christian-Muslim Mediation in Egypt’. Angie discusses the public role that saints play in mediating interfaith relations in Egypt, and the inherently political nature of religious iconography in a volatile, complicated country. She also shares her insights on recent […]

May 29th, 2018|Featured, Latest|0 Comments|
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    An LSE student’s view: Distinguishing between anti-extremism discourse and Islamophobia

An LSE student’s view: Distinguishing between anti-extremism discourse and Islamophobia

LSE Chevening Scholar Imran Khan considers the expanding debates surrounding anti-extremism discourse and Islamophobia. He argues that it is crucial to challenge religion-related violence, but that distortion and lies can be deliberately used to allow such efforts to spill over into anti-Muslim sentiment. The important work of tackling extremism must not be compromised by those who seek to create […]

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    Book Review: London Youth, Religion and Politics: Engagement and Activism from Brixton to Brick Lane by Daniel Nilsson DeHanas

Book Review: London Youth, Religion and Politics: Engagement and Activism from Brixton to Brick Lane by Daniel Nilsson DeHanas

In this book Daniel Nilsson DeHanas offers an illuminating comparison of the lives of Christian and Muslim young people in Brixton, South London, and in the East London borough of Tower Hamlets. With the book focusing particularly on questions of civic engagement and political participation, Sadek Hamid finds this a valuable, empirically rich and theoretically informed text that will increase understanding of how different forms […]

May 17th, 2018|Featured, Latest|0 Comments|