Muslim Childhood: Religious Nurture in a European Context by Jonathan Scourfield

By Jonathan Scourfield

How can we learn how to be spiritual? To make experience of this method should still we emphasise the ordinary reinforcement of physically rituals? Or the lively function of people in making judgements approximately religion at key moments? Or may still we flip to cognitive technology to provide an explanation for the common buildings on which religiosity is outfitted? and the way does a comparatively religious minority move on faith in a normally secular Western context? What importance does faith have for kin existence during this scenario? and the way does a non secular id engage with other forms of collective identity, for instance with a state, ethnic workforce or a locality? those are many of the questions that Muslim Childhood bargains with. This booklet is set usual British Muslims' daily spiritual socialization of youngsters in early and heart adolescence. It presents an in depth description of the way Muslim households in an earthly Western context try to cross on their religion to the subsequent iteration. it really is rooted in distinctive qualitative examine with 60 Muslim households in a single British urban. The authors' personal research of survey information means that Muslims within the united kingdom extra successfully go on their religion to the subsequent iteration than different non secular teams. This booklet is partially an try to clarify why that will be.

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If young people’s wishes are consciously disregarded and over-ridden in the name of religion then we are looking at a process of religious coercion. Our conclusion from this brief overview of terminology is to recommend as the way forward an approach which is the least controversial but probably the hardest to operationalize; namely to embrace theoretical and methodological pluralism. Both macro- and micro-level data are needed on both populations and individuals and we need therefore to employ both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Voas and Fleischmann (2012), in their comprehensive review of evidence on Islam in the West, take the view that the jury is out on this supposed association between experience of prejudice and increased religiosity and more evidence is needed. Role of religious organizations In any faith, religious organizations play a role in the socialization of children, although the character of organizations varies greatly, as does their involvement with religious nurture. There are particular traditions of religious education in Islam and some of these are alive and well in the UK.

Independent variables were age, sex, past religion, ethnicity, country of birth, socioeconomic indicators (income and NSSEC), highest educational qualification and Government Office Region. For each independent variable, the incidence of successful religious transmission was examined, both for the group of all people raised in a religion and for the ‘Muslim only’ subgroup. Univariable logistic regression analyses were then conducted with each independent variable in turn before multivariable binary logistic regression models examined the extent to which variation between religions was independent of other demographic factors.

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