Category Archives: In the News

It’s not all about Islam: misreading secular politics in the Middle East

In this post Stacey Gutkowski discuss western secular politic habitus and it’s affect when intervening in, and understanding, recent uprisings in the Middle East and the rise of Islamic State. This post was originally published on Open Democracy 25 April 2015. Much western, particularly French, media … Continue reading

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‘Godless Cities’ and ‘Religious Enclaves’? The Distribution of Religion and Nonreligion in England and Wales.

Katherine Sissons discusses what the data visualisation tool, DataShine, can tell us about the distribution of religion and nonreligion in England and Wales. Data from the 2011 Census has been available to the public since late 2012, but internet users … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of War Story: Afghan Atheism, Religious Freedom and the Mythology of Sanctuary

The UK Home Office’s recent decision to grant asylum to a young Afghan man on the grounds of his atheism has been the subject of significant media interest and debate. In this blog post NSRN director Stacey Gutkowski considers some … Continue reading

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