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Newsletters: N5, N4, N3, N2, N1

GREASE is producing scores of digital and printed publications. Alongside scholarly work, we are creating practical outputs to engage policymakers, civil society and the media. We are gathering and analysing comparative data on 23 countries in five separate corners of the world.

Delving deep into vital questions concerning state-religion relations, we hope to gain robust insights into religious diversity governance and religiously inspired radicalisation. We are also looking at how different forms of secularism and migration factor into this discussion.

Over the lifetime of our project we plan to generate at least three concept papers, 23 country profiles & reports, 12 reports on radicalisation and resilience, several journal articles, numerous blog articles, two “special issues”, an academic book, a practical handbook, four policy briefs and a comprehensive final report.


Here’s a rough overview of what we’ve produced so far and what’s in the pipeline:

In March we published our first Blog Articles. May saw the release of three Concept Papers outlining the project’s conceptual framework. By year’s end we had e-published 23 Country Profiles and a corresponding set of detailed Country Reports. These reports assess governance of religious diversity in light of historical, economic, cultural and political factors.

So far during our second year we have issued 12 Case Studies on religious radicalisation and resilience. In connection with that we have published a practical Handbook on strengthening resilience against violent religious radicalisation. Meanwhile, the number of articles in our Global Extremes blog (a joint effort with the the BRaVE project and Open Democracy) has grown to over 20.

In our third year Routledge will publish our Handbook on the Governance of Religious Diversity (available for pre-order). We will also issue four concise Policy Briefs linked to our Regional Dialogue workshops in Morocco, Malaysia, Bulgaria and the UK. The policy briefs will be preceded by a Comparative Report on state-religion relations in different world regions.

As the project nears its conclusion in March 2022, we will issue a substantial Final Report with key findings which will be delivered to the European Commission and available for public review.

All the above (and much more) will be accessible on this website.