BeLiFs project

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‘Becoming Literate in Faith Settings: Language and literacy learning in the lives of new Londoners’ (BeLiFS) is a research project funded by the Economic and Social Science Research Council.

This is a 3-year long project on four faith groups: the Pentecostalist community from Ghana, the Catholic community from Poland, the Muslim community from Bangladesh and the Hindu community from South India/Sri Lanka. The project explores the following main questions:

  • What is the scope and nature of literacy practices in each faith setting?
  • How do teaching and learning take place during faith literacy activities across different settings?
  • In what ways have faith literacy activities changed over time and in the London setting and how are these changes perceived across generations?
  • How does participation in faith literacies contribute to multilingual identities?

For more information on the project, visit the BeLiFS website

Contact information

Head of Project: Professor Eve Gregory
Project Administrator: Dr Ana Souza
Tel: +44 (0)20 7919 7304
E -mail: e.gregory (

A video about our Becoming Literate in Fatih settings project featuring Professor Eve Gregory.