Countering Islamophobia : Muslim participation in multifaith networks

Halafoff, Anna 2011, Countering Islamophobia : Muslim participation in multifaith networks, Islam and Christian-Muslim relations, vol. 22, no. 4, Special edition : Islamophobia in Australia, pp. 451-467.

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Title Countering Islamophobia : Muslim participation in multifaith networks
Author(s) Halafoff, AnnaORCID iD for Halafoff, Anna
Journal name Islam and Christian-Muslim relations
Volume number 22
Issue number 4
Season Special edition : Islamophobia in Australia
Start page 451
End page 467
Total pages 17
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Oxon, U. K.
Publication date 2011-10
ISSN 0959-6410
Keyword(s) muslims
Summary In recent years a heightened awareness of global risks has produced an unprecedented interest in global peace and security initiatives. This article discusses the impact of international crisis events on religiously diverse communities in Australia, in particular rising Islamophobia, migrantophobia and attacks on multiculturalism. Religious communities have been far from passive in their responses to the impact of these events, initiating dialogue and educational activities to dispel negative stereotypes and attitudes. In addition, state actors, including police, have prioritized engagement with religious leaders, and this has resulted in a rise of state supported multifaith peacebuilding activities. The article argues that, in response to global risks of terror and exclusion, multifaith movements and multi-actor networks, including religious leaders, state actors, educators and the media, have the potential to advance common security. In response to conflicts both local and global, these examples of cooperation between religious and non-religious actors in Australia can be instructive to other increasingly multifaith societies.
Language eng
Field of Research 209999 Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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