A Centre that Holds

Rana Aytug is a PhD student at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations. Her research explores the role that young people play in peacebuilding in diverse but divided cities. In this post for the Faith and Peaceful Relations Forum blog Rana reflects on the ways in which the arts can be used as a means of building peace….An arts-based approach to peacebuilding, viewed through the urban lens can shape a city. And in retrospect, art can be shaped by the narrative of the city. These creative acts can embrace or reject the many paradoxes characteristic of highly polarized and diverse communities.

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Desmond Tutu Was Right

In this short article just published in Open Democracy Chris Shannahan writes about the role that faith has played in the 2017 UK General Election campaign. He suggests that it is inevitable that politics and religion will continue to mix and argues that the important question to ask is ‘What kind of religion and what kind of politics?’ 

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