Catriona Robertson

journeys at home and abroad

Tag Archives: multiculturalism

Learning to live in a multicultural world (in Switzerland)

Tuesday, 26 July (4.45pm) – Sunday, 31 July (noon) Learning to live in a multicultural world Diaspora and peacemaking in Europe Have a look at the programme – I spent … Continue reading

20 April 2011

Fear and Hope

Searchlight Educational Trust’s Fear and Hope report is now online.  There’s quite a lot of it so a good read will have to wait. A quick look at the ‘tribes’ … Continue reading

28 February 2011

How culturally secure are you?

It’s been a challenging weekend for multiculturalism – and barely a mention of David Cameron or Angela Merkel. Harry Eyres’ Slow Lane in the FT Weekend wonders whether our current … Continue reading

27 February 2011 · 2 Comments

Monoculture, what monoculture?

Faith Matters held a panel/Q&A event a couple of months ago in London (lovely venue – Royal Commonwealth Society), with Christina Patterson, columnist at the Independent; Jonathan Arkush, barrister and … Continue reading

29 December 2010

UK responses to French vote on burqa wearers

A flurry of press reports and comments in response to the French vote to ban the wearing of face-coverings in public: Prospect Magazine: Why France is banning the veil New … Continue reading

14 July 2010

Initiatives of Change

Good to meet Michael Smith of the UK Initiatives of Change this evening at the Global Tolerance FaithClimateConnect virtual summit. Hot on the heels of an email from Angela & … Continue reading

14 January 2010 · 6 Comments

An afternoon in Harrow

Brrrr – cold in Harrow this afternoon.  I spotted the new mosque (scaffolding still around the minaret) at about the same time as I noticed huge numbers of police in … Continue reading

13 December 2009 · 2 Comments

Swiss minarets & a mountain conference

A ray of sunshine for anyone bothered about the Swiss referendum vote yesterday to ban the building of minarets: Initiatives of Change (Switzerland) is hosting a conference this summer (IoC … Continue reading

30 November 2009

Europe, multiculturalism & laïcité

The BBC’s Gavin Hewitt has touched on one or two issues that have come up at the CEJI course – how different do we want to be from each other?  … Continue reading

25 November 2009