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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Faith Groups, Conversation & Marginalised Communities

Dan Range is a Research Associate in the Faith & Peaceful Relations research group at CTPSR. Here Dan writes about the way in which faith groups can support the learning of English. Creative English is a programme which aims to teach learners, primarily women from Pakistani, Somali and Bangladeshi backgrounds, English through drama and experiential learning. It is hoped that this learning will also increase both integration and social mobility.

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What Have Zombies Got To Do With Multiculturalism?

Yes, that’s right, ‘What have zombies got to do with multiculturalism?’ Here Faith & Peaceful Relations Forum coordinator, Chris Shannahan writes about the zombie war that’s raging in our superdiverse world….’Academics and activists, preachers and politicians have got a lot to learn from movies like ‘Dawn of the Dead’. To find out more carry on reading

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