Faiths and Civil Society Unit Publications


Resources from Professor Adam Dinham

Resources from Professor Chris Baker

Fellows' briefings

Other resources from fellows

Rachael Chapman:

  • With Hamaleinen, L. (2011)  Understanding Faith Based Engagement and Volunteering in the Postsecular Society: Motivations, Rationales and Translation, in Justin Beaumont and Christopher Baker, Postsecular Cities Space, Theory and Practice, London: Continuum International Publishing Group
  • With Lowndes, V. (2009), Accountable, Authorised or Authentic?  What do 'Faith Representatives' Offer Urban Governance?, Public Money and Management, Vol. 29, No. 6.
  • (2009), Citizens of Faith in Governance: Opportunities, Rationales and Challenges, in C. Durose, S. Greasley and L. Richardson eds. Changing Local Governance, Changing Citizens, Bristol: The Policy Press..
  • (2009), ‘Faith and the Voluntary Sector in Urban Governance: Distinctive yet Similar?’, in A. Dinham, R. Furbey and V. Lowndes eds. Faith in the Public Realm: Controversies, Policies and Practices, Bristol: The Policy Press.
  • WithLowndes, V. (2008) ‘Faith in governance? The potential and the pitfalls of involving faith groups in urban governance', Planning Practice and Research, Vol. 23, No.1.
  • With Thorp, L. (2008), ‘Faith and Community Cohesion’: Resources, Rationales and Tensions’, Presented at the Post-secular City session of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 15-19th April.
  • With Lowndes,V, (2007), 'Faith, Hope and Clarity: Developing a Model of Faith Group Involvement in Civil Renewal', in Tessa Brannan, Peter John, and Gerry Stoker eds., Re-energising Citizenship: Strategies for Civil Renewal, Basingstoke: Palgrave, p163-184.
  • With Lowndes, V. (2005), 'Faith, hope and clarity: Developing a model of faith group involvement in civil renewal', Paper presented at the International Sociological Association RC21 Conference, Cities as Social Fabric: Fragmentation and Integration, Paris, June.

Richard Farnell:

  • Farnell, R. ‘The City and the Cathedral – Views both Ways’ in Lamb, C. (Forthcoming) Reconciling People: Coventry Cathedral 50 Years On. London: Canterbury Press.
  • Jarvis, D., Porter, F., Broughton, K. & Lambie, H. with Farnell, R. (2010) Building Better Neighbourhoods: the Contribution of Faith Communities to Oxfordshire Life. Oxford: OSCA
  • Farnell, R. (2009) 'Faiths, government and regeneration: a contested discourse.' In Faith in the Public Realm: Controversies, Policies and Practices edited by. Dinham, A., Furbey, R. and Lowndes, V. Bristol: Policy Press
  • Farnell, R. with Ramsey, S. (2007) Faith in Lewisham: a review and evaluation of partnership work between the LB of Lewisham and local faith communities. Published Report. Coventry: Coventry University
  • Farnell, R. (2007) 'Rural Community Vibrancy and the Contribution of Church People.' Crucible: the Christian Journal of Social Ethics Volume 46, (Issue 3) 27-34.
  • Furbey, R., Dinham, A., Farnell, R., Finneron, D., Wilkinson, G., Howarth, C., Hussain, D., and Palmer, S. (2006) Faith as Social Capital: Connecting or dividing? Published Book, Bristol: Policy Press
  • Farnell, R., Jarvis, D., Ricketts Hein, J., Hopkinson, J. and Martineau, J. (2006) Faith in Rural Communities: Contributions of Social Capital to Community Vibrancy. Published Report, Stoneleigh: Acora
  • Farnell, R., Furbey, R., Hills, S., Macey, M., and Smith, G. (2003) Engaging Faith Communities in Urban Regeneration: Findings. Published Paper, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Farnell, R., Furbey, R., Hills, S., Macey, M., and Smith, G. (2003) Faith in Urban Regeneration? Published Book, Bristol: Policy Press
  • Farnell, R. (2001) 'Faith communities, regeneration and social exclusion: Developing a research agenda.' Community Development Journal 36, (4) 263-272.

  Dilwar Hussain:

Other resources

  • ACUPA (Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Urban Priority Areas) (1985) Faith in the City London: Church House Publishing
  • Ahmed R, Finneron D & Singh H (2004) Tools for Regeneration: a holistic approach for faith communities London: FbRN UK/CUF
  • Backstrom, Davie & Edgardh eds. Welfare & Religion in 21st Century Europe, Volumes 1 & 2
  • Brahm Levey. G & Modood.T (2009) Secularism, Religion and Multicultural Citizenship, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Brivati B & Bale T (eds) (1997) New Labour in Power: precedents and prospects London, Routledge
  • Bruce.S (2011) Secularization – In Defence of an Unfashionable Theory, Oxford University Press.
  • Clarke J & Newman J (1997) The Managerial State London: Sage
  • Cooling.T (2010) Doing God in Education, Theos.
  • CULF (Commission on Urban Life and Faith) (2006) Faithful Cities London: Church House Publishing
  • Driver S & Martell L (1998) New Labour: politics after Thatcherism Cambridge, Polity Press
  • During.S (2010) Exit Capitalism: Literary Culture, Theory and Post-Secular Modernity, Routledge, Abingdon.
  • Farnell R (2001) Faith Communities, Regeneration and Social Exclusion: developing a research agenda in Community Development Journal vol36 no4:263-272 Oxford University Press
  • Farnell R, Furbey R, Shams Al-Haqq Hills S, Macey M & Smith G (2003) Faith in Urban Regeneration: engaging faith communities in urban regeneration London: Policy Press
  • Farnell R, Lund S, Furbey R, Lawless P, Wishart B & Else P (1994) Hope in the City? The local impact of the Church Urban Fund Sheffield, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Faux G (1999) Community development Corporations: A strategy for depressed urban and rural areas in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science no43:71-92
  • Finneron D & Dinham A (2002) Building on Faith: faith buildings in neighbourhood renewal Hertford: CUF
  • Finneron D, Green L, Harley S & Robertson J (2001) Challenging Communities: church related community development and neighbourhood renewal London: CUF/CCWA
  • Ford.D (2011) The Future of Christian Theology, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester.
  • Giddens A (2000) The Third Way and its Critics Cambridge, Polity Press
  • Giddens A (2002) Where Now for New Labour? Cambridge, Polity Press
  • Greater London Enterprise (GLE)/London Churches Group (LCG) (2002) Neighbourhood Renewal in London: the role of faith communities London: LCG for Social Action/GLE
  • Hall (1998) The State of the Nation Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
  • Home Office (2004) Working Together: co-operation between government and faith communities London: Home Office
  • Lewis J with Randolph-Horne E (2001) Faiths, Hope and Participation: celebrating faith groups’ role in neighbourhood renewal London: New Economics Foundation
  • Lister R with Campling J (1998) Citizenship: feminist perspectives Houndmills, Macmillan
  • Local Government Association (2002) Faith and Community: a good practice guide for local authorities LGA Publications
  • Lowndes, V. and R. Chapman (2006) ‘Faith, hope and clarity: Developing a model of faith group involvement in civil renewal’ in T. Brannan, P. John, and G. Stoker (eds) Re-energising Citizenship: Strategies for Civil Renewal, Basingstoke: Palgrave
  • McLeod.H (2007) The Religious Crisis of the 1960s, Oxford University Press.
  • Morrison J (2001) Reforming Britain: New Labour, new constitution? London, Pearson Education
  • Musgrave P with Chester M, Farrands M, Finneron D & Venning E (1999) Flourishing Communities London:CUF/CCWA/CAP
  • Ramadan. T (2009) Radical Reform – Islamic Ethics and Liberation, Oxford University Press.
  • Smith G & Randolph-Horne E (2000) Faith Makes Communities Work London: Shaftesbury Society
  • Waggoner.M.D eds (2011) Sacred and Secular Tensions in Higher Education: Connecting Parallel Universities, Routledge, New York, Abingdon.
  • Williams.R & Elliot.L (2010) Crisis and Recovery – Ethics, Economics and Justice, Palgrave  MacMillan.
  • Yorkshire Churches (2002) Angels and Advocates: church social action in Yorkshire and the Humber Leeds: Churches Regional Commission for Yorkshire and the Humber.

Useful Links

The Faith-based Regeneration Network UK (FbRN) is the leading multi faith network for community development, community regeneration and social action. FbRN brings together practitioners for sharing ideas and good practice, to encourage each other and to enable them to link with the makers of public policy.

The Inter Faith Network for the UK was founded in 1987 to promote good relations between people of different faiths in this country.  Its member organisations include representative bodies from the Baha'i; Buddhist; Christian; Hindu; Jain; Jewish; Muslim; Sikh; and Zoroastrian communities; national and local inter faith bodies; and academic institutions and educational bodies concerned with inter faith issues.

The East of England Faiths Council was formed to facilitate the major faith traditions represented in the region in making input to relevant strategy and issues, to act as a clear point of contact for public, private and voluntary bodies; to support local inter faith and faith activity; and to promote the contribution of faiths to the life and well being of the region.

The Multi-Faith Centre, University of Derby. The Multi-Faith Centre exists to promote mutual understanding between people of different faiths and beliefs and to build respect between people as fellow human beings. The Centre is a shared space where people are invited to speak freely and fearlessly, in the spirit of listen to others as you want them to listen to you'.

The Coexistence Trust builds networks of trust and understanding between Muslim and Jewish students on UK campuses.