Posts Tagged ‘Social cohesion’

Decline in religious studies problematic for creating social cohesion

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
religious diversity

The study of religion has rapidly fallen into decline in New Zealand universities says Massey University’s Dr Wil Hoverd. “This follows a general trend occurring across the country, where religious diversity has been collapsed into broader discussions of biculturalism, ethnic diversity and superdiversity.” He says the result has been that “we lack the expertise to Read more

Slowing SE Asian economies will test social cohesion

Monday, February 18th, 2019
Social cohesion

Economics is too often under-estimated as a pillar of social cohesion. Southeast Asia’s growth is slowing alongside that of its biggest investor, China. And that will test a region united by a trading bloc but divided by religion, ethnicity, and forms of government. Potentially, the dangers are many. Indonesia experienced this harsh reality when it Read more