Encountering England: Patterns of conflict and accommodation in two non‐christian religions
In responding to friction with mainstream society, minority groups follow a number of strategies ranging from accommodation to confrontation. This article examines the interaction between contemporary British society and two non‐Christian religions, the Anglo‐Jewish community and Sahaja Yoga. It notes that while these two groups are utterly different in most other respects, they pursue a similar strategy of adopting a low profile in relation to the larger culture. This strategy has the advantage of engendering the minimum amount of controversy and ensuring the greatest freedom of action possible, yet allowing them to maintain their distinctive religious identities. The article concludes with a discussion of the reasons why both groups adopt low, rather than high, profiles and of the ways in which such strategies may change over time.
Main Topic: Other Comparisons with other communities Jewish - Non - Jewish Relations Conflict Politics
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Encountering England: Patterns of conflict and accommodation in two non‐christian religions. 1996: 5-19. https://archive.jpr.org.uk/10.1080/13537909608580752