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.

 


NEWS FOCUS Eurocrats back new European Academy of Religion

by Jenny Taylor - 7th December 2016

A DOSE of seventeenth-century Persian poetry might do more than the Prevent programme and its ilk ever could, believes Professor Melloni.

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Syrians need a common enemy

by Jenny Taylor - 5th October 2016

I was very struck by Secretary of State John Kerry’s wish yesterday to ‘end sectarianism for ever’ in Syria.  There speaks a man either utterly innocent of any history, or the greatest prophet since Bonhoeffer. 

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