The Faiths & Civil Society Unit is a centre of excellence linking research, policy and practice in the field of faith-based social action.
‘Civil Society’ is not only as important as ever: it has also become a focus of policy at the heart of government. But civil society is more than a current political idea. It has been debated and discussed by social scientists, philosophers, theologians and others for centuries. And the way in which people participate in civil society depends on their capacity and skills, as well as what governments do to shape civil society spaces.
The Faiths & Civil Society Unit provides practical solutions to the challenges of ‘doing’ civil society through:
We make the links between strongly informed policy-making, well-resourced practice and highly engaged research. Examples of the sorts of themes which arise include:
FCSU welcomes new Fellows: We are delighted to welcome our new Fellows, who bring with them a wealth of experience from academic, policy and practice settings. See our Who Are We? pages for details.
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FCSU Fellows are leading academics, practitioners and policy-makers with an interest in the role of faith in civil society. In this latest briefing, we hear from Jenny Kartupelis, Director of the East of England Faiths Council, offering her take on some of the key issues around the role of faith in the public sphere in FAITH IN PUBLIC LIFE: PERCEPTIONS AND PRACTICALITIESPrevious Briefings
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