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.

 


Sacred spaces, silly hens

by Jenny Taylor - 7th September 2011

A new tower is growing up on the site of the World Trade Centre.  Admirable resolve, or more of the same hubris?

Britain and the US are obsessed with building and re-building. A sign of hope, of the indomitability of the human spirit?  Yes, but how about a little more emphasis on the way to build the people who will occupy them?

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Muslim reformers expose scandal of undocumented British marriages

by Jenny Taylor - 6th July 2011

Lack of written contract leads ‘hundreds of marriages’ to violence and even murder, claims leading Muslim academic.

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Top Muslim women’s advocate backs Cox’s Equality Bill

by Jenny Taylor - 13th June 2011

Sharia councils will continue’, but reform from within Muslim world more likely, says MWN Chair.

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  • The Rushdie affair has resulted insidiously in the secularization of blasphemy: a form of self-censorship that limits our freedoms as much as any ghetto, argues Jenny Taylor in this quarter's Gospel and Our Culture Newsletter.