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On White Privilege

by Sanjee Perera

13 Nov 2020

In the second part of their debate about the church’s response to racial justice in the light of the Black Lives Matter movement, Professor Simon Lee (SL) and Dr Sanjee Perera (SP) analyse the concept of White privilege. SL: What did you mean by ‘privilege’, Sanjee, when you rounded off your list of reasons why […]


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Greg Smith reviews this edited volume by Shamim Miah, Pete Sanderson and Paul Thomas. He applauds the authors’ focus on the particularities of multiculturalism in northern former mill towns but wonders whether religious identity needs to be addressed more explicitly in this study of societal make-up in northern England. The subtitle of this book could […]


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Is the climate really beyond politics?

by Matthew Stemp

30 Oct 2020

In the second of a series of blogs on Extinction Rebellion’s recent protests, Matthew Stemp argues that the movement must overcome views of religion, spirituality and ethics that are preventing it from telling the political truth about climate change. ‘Tell the truth and act as if the truth is real.’ This was XR’s distinctive rallying […]


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