Publisher’s description Minority religions that differ from the mainstream are often perceived as controversial and as a threat to the individual and to society. During the 1970s and 80s, there[…]
Publisher’s description While scholars, media, and the public may be aware of a few extraordinary government raids on religious communities, such as the U.S. federal raid on the Branch Davidians[…]
These briefings were delivered as part of a special event ‘What have we learned about radicalisation?‘ organised by Professor Kim Knott and Dr Matthew Francis as part of a RCUK[…]
This briefing was one of six delivered as part of a special event ‘What have we learned about radicalisation?‘ organised by Professor Kim Knott and Dr Matthew Francis as part[…]
Publisher’s description The relationship between new religious movements (NRMs) and violence has long been a topic of intense public interest — an interest heavily fuelled by multiple incidents of mass[…]
Publisher’s description This book provides a sociological interpretation of the phenomenon of new religious movements. While the author does not offer an apologia for cults–in either a religious or a[…]
Westminster Faith Debates On 7th March, 2012 the AHRC/ESRC Religion & Society Programme, which funds this website, held an event entitled ‘What have we learned about Radicalisation?’ This debate was one[…]
This post was written for the Westminster Faith Debates for their debate on ‘What have we learned about radicalisation?‘ and is reproduced here with their permission. I met Anzor Astemirov[…]
An analysis of the impact of the Aum Shinrikyo affair, and an application of lessons that can be learned from those events to contemporary discussions of radicalisation.
This book makes the claim that an important distinction should be made between two types of jihadist martyrdoms.