New book by Leicester graduate

A new book about interfaith diversity has been co-written by a University of Leicester graduate.

Riaz Ravat, a graduate in European Politics, has worked with Tom Wilson to write Learning to Live Well Together, Case Studies in Interfaith Diversity.

Tom is director of the St Philip’s Centre in Leicester and Riaz is deputy director. The centre provides training and consultancy on interfaith and multifaith issues.

The authors say: “In modern multi-faith societies, religious diversity not only affects religious organisations and communities, but indeed every aspect of life. From celebrating cultural events, to considering how the police should interact with members of the public from different faith communities, this book highlights the ways in which all members of society can engage constructively with diversity.”

The ground-breaking book draws on the work at the St Philip’s Centre in Leicester and presents a collection of case studies to show how people from a variety of religious backgrounds and ethical convictions have learnt to coexist peacefully. Without shying away from the conflicts and challenges that have occurred, the book focuses on the lessons learnt and offers real examples of how to promote positive interfaith relationships.

Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, priced £16.99.