Multi-Faith Space Study Launched

April 13, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bioscience Technology

A pioneering architectural study into the history and impact of multi-faith spaces has been launched by a University of Manchester team with a meeting of representatives from the UK’s major faiths.

Drs Ralf Brand, Andrew Crompton, Chris Hewson and Rev Terry Biddington  - Chaplain to Higher Education in Manchester  - will visit spaces in airports, hospitals, prisons, universities, crematoria and shopping centres set aside to allow the public to practice their faith.

It is funded under the Religion and Society Research Programme - an initiative led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

They hope to find out how buildings and areas used for multi-faith spaces can promote tolerance between different religions.