Levelling the playing field: Development, religion and the entanglement of social and personal transformation

Stories of transformation in development contexts tend to be separated into secular narratives of social transformation, and religious narratives of personal transformation. Yet, as Brenda Bartelink and Erin Wilson discuss in today’s post, reflections from people living in these contexts suggest this division is an artificial imposition that makes little sense of daily lived realities… …

Secularism, Security and the Limits of the State: The Displacement Crisis and the Role of Religion Part Two

Rethinking “security”, the role of the state, the secularist biases that exist in policy and practice around displacement and religion’s potential to address these problems are crucial issues to consider in terms of religion’s intersection with the global crisis of displacement. These are the main insights that emerged from the second of two workshops on …

Secularism, Security and the Limits of the State: The Displacement Crisis and the Role of Religion Part One

Rethinking “security”, the role of the state, the secularist biases that exist in policy and practice around displacement and religion’s potential to address these problems are crucial issues to consider in terms of religion’s intersection with the global crisis of displacement. These are the main insights that emerged from the second of two workshops on …