Women and Radicalisation II: Gendering Radicalisation Theory

by Dr Katherine E. Brown, University of Birmingham   Applications Leila Khalid and Ulrike Meinhof are two of the most iconic female terrorists of the last century. Leila Khalid was a member of the Palestinian Liberation Front and in 1969 was the first woman to hijack a plane. She then underwent cosmetic surgery so that … Continue reading “Women and Radicalisation II: Gendering Radicalisation Theory”

Women and Radicalisation

by Dr Katherine E. Brown, University of Birmingham Over the past few years it has come to the attention of policy makers and practitioners that women are also being radicalised and participate in political violence. This is of little surprise to those who have studied terrorism, as women across the world have always done so. … Continue reading “Women and Radicalisation”

‘The Hillsong Movement Examined’ launched in Sydney, Australia

The Sydney launch of the new book The Hillsong Movement Examined, coordinated by Dr Tanya Riches, was a fantastic event at Hillsong Church in Norwest, Sydney on Tuesday 27th February! The event was addressed by Lee Burns, the Hillsong Executive Vice President, who spoke about the Hillsong Global team’s response to receiving an invitation to be … Continue reading “‘The Hillsong Movement Examined’ launched in Sydney, Australia”

Asylum Seeker Conversions: misconceptions inherent in the public response

by Dr Grace Milton, Research Fellow, Edward Cadbury Centre In the UK, religious conversion is generally considered to be a private matter.  Citizens have the legal right to hold and manifest religious beliefs[1]without fear of intervention or public criticism.  However, there are occasions when conversion, and its associated rituals, become a matter of intense public … Continue reading “Asylum Seeker Conversions: misconceptions inherent in the public response”

The Use of Place in Opening Up Dialogue

by Canon Dr Andrew Smith ‘So, remind me why we’re driving to Cornwall in a minibus to look at a muddy field …’ An obvious comment when you’re in a minibus heading down the M5 in the rain. The answer from the vicar might not be the one most people expect, ‘It’s my special place, … Continue reading “The Use of Place in Opening Up Dialogue”

Dr Iqtidar Cheema honoured by California State Senate

Cadbury Centre Honorary Fellow Dr Iqtidar Cheema has been recently formally recognised by the State Senate of California for his services to global advocacy of human rights, religious freedom and interfaith. State Senator Bob Wieckowski on behalf of California State Senate confirmed the honour upon Dr Cheema, who is currently a member of the UN … Continue reading “Dr Iqtidar Cheema honoured by California State Senate”