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 Learning to Live Well Together

Learning to Live Well Together

Case Studies in Interfaith Diversity

Tom Wilson and Riaz Ravat

Quick Overview

Shows how to overcome intolerance and promote positive interactions in multi-faith societies. With real examples from case studies, this book demonstrates how to address the frictions that may arise for harmonious living among multi-faith communities and better relations between the members of the public and people who run community services.
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Paperback / softback
2017, 8.50in x 5.51in / 216mm x 140mm, 176pp
ISBN: 9781785921940
$27.95
Ebook
2017, ePUB, 176pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-467-0
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$27.95

Description

In modern multi-faith societies, religious diversity not only affects religious organisations and communities, but indeed every aspect of life. From celebrating cultural events, to considering how the police should interact with members of the public from different faith communities, this book highlights the ways in which all members of society can engage constructively with diversity.

This ground-breaking book draws on the work at the St Philip's Centre in Leicester and presents a collection of case studies to show how people from a variety of religious backgrounds and ethical convictions have learnt to coexist peacefully. Without shying away from the conflicts and challenges that have occurred, the book focuses on the lessons learnt and offers real examples of how to promote positive interfaith relationships.

This is an excellent resource for anyone wishing to understand the issues of religion and belief that may arise at local and national levels, and develop appropriate attitudes and actions for peaceful resolution.

Reviews

'Learning to Live Well Together gives real world examples of how individuals and communities can build safer, stronger and happier lives by engaging in dialogue, interaction and in the development of social connections that ensure more resilient communities. Today, the global challenges have grown and ensuring that people and communities can weather some of the winds that buffet us, is key. This book highlights these practical and real world examples and therefore can also inspire many to be the 'forces for good' that this country continuously needs.'
- Fiyaz Mughal, Founder and Director, Faith Matters, Founder – Tell MAMA

'Modern Britain is diverse and this is an exemplar of imaginative interfaith work from Leicester. Now with much experience of changing contexts, the authors maturely celebrate what is possible whilst addressing the hard challenges. Here we see some next steps to try out as we attempt living well together.'
- The Very Revd David Monteith, Dean of Leicester

'Even before moving to Leicester, I had heard much talk of the 'Leicester model' of social cohesion. As this book makes clear, there is much that is unique about Leicester, but also much that this wonderful city can teach us about one of the defining questions of our time: how we can learn to live well together.'
- The Rt Revd Martyn Snow, Bishop of Leicester

'I urge all to read this book and learn from Tom Wilson's and Riaz Ravat's exciting work in Leicester. This excellent book will develop your understanding of living and integrating in a multicultural society that the UK so clearly is today.'
- Colonel Stuart Williams, 7th Infantry Brigade, The Desert Rats

'Undoubtedly a well-researched, highly readable book. It highlights the importance of living well and working together for the shared common good through mutual understanding of the traditions, teachings and practices of diverse communities. The book presents the St Philip's Centre's positive approach to community cohesion and inter-faith issues.'
- Councillor Manjula Sood, Chair, Leicester Council of Faiths

Authors

By (author): Tom Wilson, Riaz Ravat