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.


Is dictatorship better than democracy for India’s dalits?

by Jenny Taylor - 2nd July 2010

Good for Michael Lawson, Archdeacon of Hampstead, for getting his short harrowing film India’s Forgotten Women onto the big screen at Leicester Square’s Vue in London's West End last night.

It’s the first time, according to the press release, a human rights charity has attempted to film the dalit scandal.

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Not a question of conversion

by Jenny Taylor - 23rd June 2010

The Church has been urged not to be embarrassed or "awkward" about converting others to the Christian faith in a new document published today.

At least that's what many of the reports said.

Except it's not true. The Church of England did no such thing, and the media reaction indicates the gulf between the church and the secular world in which it operates.

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At the mass grave of Dogo Na Hauwa

by Jenny Taylor - 10th June 2010

Malam Idi Inusa: last Hausa man in DogonohawaAs England reels from the horror of the Cumbrian slaughter, one small village in a similarly lush and hilly corner of Nigeria is coping with grief of an altogether different magnitude.  I try to imagine the 371 mutilated bodies lying beneath the sweet red soil of Dogo Na Hauwa (the name has since been changed to Gyang-buruk) half an hour out of Jos - and fail utterly.  The sun is shi

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