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.

 


CAR: Brave reporting marred by misuse of religious categories

by Jenny Taylor - 15th January 2014

Once again, a fearless and graphic report by a top BBC world affairs correspondent is otherwise marred by a casual grasp of religion.

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What Mandela's sacred commitment to freedom can teach Islam

by Jenny Taylor - 17th December 2013

THERE IS MORE than an journalistically opportunist link between Mandela's death and the recent nomination for Secularist of the Year to a Muslim organization one of whose founding members is Lapido Trustee Ghayasuddin Siddiqui - but you'll have to read to the end to find it.

Ghayas and I are involved in an ever-fascinating on-going conversation. 

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The end of the secular era

by Jenny Taylor - 30th October 2013

THE RELIGION gravy-train is beginning to roll.

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