Building on History: Religion in London is an innovative project which aims to work alongside London’s communities and faith groups to assist them in exploring and understanding their religious histories and heritages.
Religion in London is at present in a pilot phase funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and The Open University Development Fund. It represents a partnership between The Open University and Royal Holloway, University of London, in collaboration with representatives from the Anglican, Baptist, Black Majority Church, Jewish, Methodist, Muslim and Roman Catholic communities. Follow the people link for profiles of those involved in the project. The project is an expansion of a parallel Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project: Building on History: the Church in London.
The aims of Religion in London are as follows:
- To promote awareness and conversation about London’s rich and diverse religious heritage.
- To contribute to the self-understanding of individual faith groups by transferring the insights of academic historical research in relevant ways.
- To stimulate and guide individuals and groups as they seek to explore and preserve aspects of their religious heritage.
- To focus and facilitate wider community and schools engagement with religious heritage.
You can view a short audio slide show about our project produced by the AHRC, and there is also a project blog with updates on our activities. We would welcome your comments and feedback! Please also use this blog as a forum for developing our connections and to maintain and raise related discussions.
The Resource Guides
Informed by project activities and community engagement, we have developed resource guides for those who wish to find out more about how to explore and preserve the history and heritage of specific religious traditions in London (Baptist, Black Christian Church, Jewish, Methodist, Muslim and Roman Catholic). See also the resource guide for the Anglican tradition in London, which was produced for the previous phase of this project, Building on History: The Church in London. These resource guides also aim to stimulate and enable further research into the history of religion in London.
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