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Religious congregations in the spotlight as virus lockdown eased in Germany

For almost two months, from March 16 to the beginning of June, social distancing measures imposed by decree meant that believers could not gather...

COVID-19 and Religion: Between Nationalism and Communal Responsibility

Will COVID-19 lead to increased nationalist exclusionary and defensive attitudes among the religious, or might it be the cure that leads to radical social...

Connecting with believers in testing times: German religious communities in the...

Germany has one of the highest numbers of confirmed cases of the novel Corona virus (Covid-19) in Europe. Emergency measures designed to slow the...

UK government’s ‘Integrated Communities Strategy’ draws criticism for its emphasis on...

The ‘Integrated Communities Strategy’ green paper sets out “an ambitious long-term plan of action to tackle the root causes of poor integration and create a stronger, more united Britain”. It has invited submissions on this subject to its official consultation, which is running over the next twelve weeks. The paper has drawn criticism for its emphasis on minority communities, and ignorance of how spending cuts have hampered strategies already in place to achieve the paper’s proposed aims.