A report from the Woolf Institute suggests religion is the “final frontier of prejudice” in Britain, and working from home during the pandemic is making it even harder to break down. “How We Get Along: the Diversity Study for England and Wales 2020” surveyed 11,701 adults on their feelings towards ethnic, national and religious difference. Only 41 per cent of people thought religious diversity a boon to British society and negativity was directed mainly at Islam.
In this Religion Media Centre zoom briefing, Rosie Dawson spoke to Ed Kessler, director of the Woolf Institute about the report, in a conversation including academics, faith and business leaders.
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REPORT: Religion, the ‘final frontier of prejudice’ in Britain – and lockdown makes it worse, study finds
“As people are forced to work from home during Covid, there is a risk that they go back into isolated silos. Creating new opportunities for friendships should be a key ingredient of public policy,”Ed Kessler