Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Jonathan Chaplin on Multiculturalism

Jonathan Chaplin, Multiculturalism: A Christian Retrieval (London: Theos, 2011).

This substantial booklet is available for download (here) from the Theos website. Here’s the blurb:

Recent years have seen an astonishingly rapid volte face regarding multiculturalism in Britain. Once political orthodoxy, it is now almost a by-word for segregation, exclusion and security threats. In this report, Jonathan Chaplin argues that in our haste to reassess multiculturalism in the light of evidence of its darker sides, we must not lose sight of its indispensable contribution to realising a just society. Tracing the history of multiculturalism and clarifying precisely what is at stake in the debate, Chaplin offers a vision of “multicultural justice”, drawn from the resources of Christian social thought, but accessible and persuasive to those outside of the Christian faith.’

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