Faiths & Civil Society Unit

The Faiths & Civil Society Unit is a centre of excellence linking research, policy and practice in the field of faith-based social action.

The Faiths & Civil Society Unit explores:
Politics and Policy: how decision-makers engage and shape faith-based social action in the public realm, and what this says about deliberation, participation, inclusion and social justice.
Sociology and Society: is society secular, post-secular or complexly both? How should we think and talk about religion in society, and what are the pressing issues?
Professional Practice: what do faith-based social actors do, how do they do it, what are the impacts, and what are the challenges?

These issues come together in interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange to help religion, belief and non-belief groups, policy-makers and practitioners work together effectively.

Key activities include:
A network of Research Fellows
The Religious Literacy Programme
Seminars and events

News & Events

For a full list of New and Events click here

Our FCSU Events Series 2013-14 brings together the varied experiences of the Unit’s Fellows, to discuss a range of topical issues relating to the role of faith in the public realm. FCSU Fellows Events Flyer

Each event will be led by a Fellow of the Unit and are open to all. Transcripts will be posted here.

The next event in the series is: What should schools teach about religion?16 July, 2014, 5-7pm NAB LG01 with 3FF Director, Stephen Shashoua and the FCSU's Martha Shaw 

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