Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties – John Wolffe and Gavin Moorhead
Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, The Open University
Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties report for the Religion, Martyrdom and
Global Uncertainties (1914-2014) project. This report examines the
relationship between religion and security, including terrorism and
so-called ‘religious violence’. It has two key objectives:
· To provide guidance on identifying circumstances in which religion
(either on its own or in combination with other factors) is likely to
give rise to security challenges.
· To provide a constructive interrogation of some underexplored
assumptions relating to religion and security.
The report is informed by research conducted between October 2013 and
January 2014, which included a series of interviews with academic
researchers and roundtable discussions with MPs, public policy officers,
journalists, church ministers, and representatives of faith communities,
local community organisations and NGOs.
The full report and executive summary can be found at:
The Religion, Martyrdom and Global Uncertainties (1914-2014) project is
funded under a Research Council UK Global Uncertainties Leadership