Public Spirit

  • O'Toole, Therese (Principal Investigator)
  • Modood, Tariq (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Jones, Stephen H (Collaborator)
  • Nilsson DeHanas, Daniel (Collaborator)
  • Meer, Nasar (Collaborator)
  • Woodhead, Linda (Collaborator)
  • Oldfield, Elizabeth (Collaborator)
  • Singleton, Daniel (Collaborator)

Project Details


Public Spirit is an online space for researchers, policymakers, politicians and practitioners from the voluntary and community sectors to engage with the latest research and enter into debate about recent developments in faith and public policy that crosses political affiliations and religious traditions.

Public Spirit features articles and reports, from a wide variety of authors from academia, politics, policy-making and faith-based and community organisations, with the aim of making accessible recent findings, reflections and analysis and stimulating conversation and collaboration.

Public Spirit includes the following features:
•Thematic debates on current policy agendas (such as Near Neighbours, the Big Society, Prevent and the coalition's integration strategy).
•Highlights of recent research findings
•Comparative local analysis: a series of thematic discussions placing the spotlight on different areas of the UK
•Notices of upcoming publications and events
•Quarterly contents magazine

Hosted on the forum now are two themed debates: the first addresses the question: are Muslims effective participants in governance or are they victims of policies over which they have little say? The second theme asks: what are the implications of the Coalition government’s emphasis on Christianity for a multi-faith society? And, should faith groups be key participants in public service delivery?

Join us for spirited debate on faith and public policy.

Email: for more details or to join our mailing list.
Effective start/end date1/04/131/06/14

Structured keywords

  • SPAIS Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship
  • PolicyBristol


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