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About Philip Wood

Philip Wood is Associate Professor at the Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London. He teaches courses on Islamic History and the Study of Religion and is currently writing an RE curriculum on Islam. He has written on the subjects of contemporary Islam, social integration and religious education for REOnline, Integration Hub and Middle East Eye. Follow him on Twitter@DrPhilipWood.

Articles by Philip Wood

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

What should we teach our children about religion?

Learning about different worldviews is a critical component of education for democracy. 

Are British values really Islamic values?

And if so, is the onus on British values to recede to allow ample space for Islamic identity?

More religion?

It is an error for politicians and institutions to invite British Muslims to think about extremism as Muslims, rather than as citizens.

Democracy in Kurdistan: more losers than winners

The power structures of the KRG remain clan-based. The extended family is trusted over outsiders and marriage between cousins is the norm, ensuring the disempowerment of a younger generation only now finding their voice.

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