Jenny Taylor

An established media professional, academic and writer, she trained with Yorkshire Post Newspapers and became the first race reporter in the Westminster Press Group, disconcertingly finding herself interviewing her heartthrob Cat Stevens, just after he became Yusuf Islam. She has travelled widely seeing the work of civil society organizations all over Asia and Africa at first hand. She is an expert on the connection between faith and culture, on which she has addressed parliamentary and Commonwealth gatherings. Her doctorate is from SOAS in London on Islam and secularization.

 


An Abyssinian moment in the Chiltern Hills

by Jenny Taylor - 17th December 2014

HIGH WYCOMBE is turning into a horror movie with news today of the arrest of yet another alleged terrorist.  But JENNY TAYLOR who was given unprecedented access to a remarkable interfaith initiative there, finds the town surprisingly sanguine.

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Sand not just mud: 100 years on we remember . . . the wrong war?

by Jenny Taylor - 7th November 2014

CAUGHT between the Jews yearning for a homeland, and Arabs yearning to restore the caliphate to Mecca, Britain played a decisive role that is returning to haunt us.

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Religious illiteracy is now toxic

by Jenny Taylor - 9th October 2014

This blog was written for the Public Spirit collection on responses to the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life: Community, Diversity and the Common Good and is set to appear in October, 2015.

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  • Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent: Inside British Islam

    WHAT ARE THE RELIGIOUS trends that inform the thoughts, feelings and actions of Britain's Muslim communities? Philip Lewis reviews an indispensable and accessible work that lays bare the ideologies informing the main Islamic movements in Britain today.