Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit, Warwick University UK

Profile of institute

Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (WRERU) is a successful, internationally well-known and respected research group within the Warwick Institute of Education. WRERU has a particular interest in the interplay between religion and culture in society, the values of young people and their attitudes to religious diversity, changing patterns of cultural life in various religio-ethnic groups, the role of religion in identity formation in childhood and adolescence, teaching and learning in religious education and related fields. WRERU has a strong history in funded research projects (EC Framework 6, UK research councils) and it has strong links with major international agencies, including the Council of Europe, the United Nations and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Names of participants

Prof.dr. L.J. (Leslie) Francis, Professor of Education

Prof.dr. R. (Bob) Jackson, Professor of Education

Dr. T. (Tania) ap Siôn, Senior Research Fellow

Dr. E. (Elisabeth) Arweck, Senior Research Fellow

Dr. U. (Ursula) McKenna, Research fellow

Role of participants/institute in the execution of the application

The Warwick research group will contribute to projects and joint publications. Specializations include religious diversity and education, rural studies, citizenship, societal transformation, fieldwork in religion.