Learn about the 2017-2020 Bridging Voices project entitled "Contemporary Eastern Orthodox Identity and the Challenges of Pluralism and Sexual Diversity in a Secular Age" as explained by its Principal Investigators: Dr. Brandon Gallaher and Dr. Aristotle Papanikolaou.
Through funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, the British Council is awarding grants to three consortia to conduct original research and engage with stakeholders in the religion and international affairs field. The three grants span from 2017 to 2020, during which time each consortium will conduct research, disseminate policy recommendations, and organize workshops based on research findings. Each consortium is composed of at least two Principle Investigators: one from a UK institution and the other from a US institution. The research will focus on an array of issues that have not received as much attention or been fully explored from a transatlantic perspective. These issues can be gathered under the overarching theme of “religion and the public sphere – transatlantic perspectives.”
The British Council’s Resilient Voices program enables artistic productions and projects that engage in social and global issues, and works with our partners to create complementary public programs that help contextualize the work and encourage wider public discourse on the issues.
Current debates about integration, religious freedom and cultural diversity highlight growing levels of tensions between Muslim and non-Muslim communities in the US and Europe—often founded on a lack of information.
For that reason, we have set out to answer questions at the heart of relations between Muslims and non-Muslims. For example, what is the role of religion in the public space? And how have the Arab Spring revolutions begun to change that?
This is a joint project between the British Council's Our Shared Future program, the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Georgetown University's Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, featuring the Our Shared Future Opinion Leaders Network.
The videos on this website reflect the personal views of the participants. The British Council bears no responsibility for the content of the interviews or the views expressed by participants.
The British Council US arts program supports notable British artists who are renowned in the UK and abroad, but under-profiled in the US. We promote these influential artists as well as introduce successful British practices and creative industry initiatives new to US audiences that exemplify leading artistic innovation from the UK.