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Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties - John Wolffe and Gavin Moorhead

Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, The Open University 

We are very pleased to announce the publication of the 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: 


Please also circulate to others who you feel may be interested.

Hard copies are available on request (please provide a mailing address).

The Religion, Martyrdom and Global Uncertainties (1914-2014) project is funded under a Research Council UK Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellowship.

With kind regards and many thanks,

John and Gavin.

Dr Gavin Moorhead             
Research Associate

Religion, Martyrdom and Global Uncertainties 1914-2014
Building on History: Religion in London

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