Past Event

Religious Inequalities in Development

Launching “What about us”? New eBook on global religious inequalities

26 October 2022 13:00–14:30

IDS Convening Space and online on Zoom

Join us for the launch of IDS’s first eBook What About Us? Global Perspectives on Redressing Religious Inequalities. Produced by the IDS-led Coalition Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID), the book explores how we can make religious equality a reality for those on the margins of society and politics.

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We are very excited to be launching IDS’s first eBook, which describes individual and collective struggles of the religiously marginalised to be recognised and their inequalities, religious or otherwise, redressed. It is also about the efforts of civil society, governments, multilateral actors, and scholars to promote freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) whatever shape they take.

Reviews for the book

‘This inspiring book draws attention to a blind spot in development thinking and action. After this book, the depth and extent of religious inequalities can no longer be overlooked. Readers personally affected by religious discriminations will recognise that they are not alone. Their struggles for equality and tolerance are found in many forms all over the world’
Robert Chambers, Research Associate, IDS

‘Human rights mechanisms do not only rely on legal instruments for their effectiveness. They also benefit from analyses of how norms are received locally. This book presents rich offerings that can help us better advance freedom of religion or belief in ways that connect with realities on the ground and can prove more meaningful.’
Professor Nazila Ghanea, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief


Melissa Leach, Director, IDS


  • Mariz Tadros, Director, CREID – editor and author
  • Phil Mader, Fellow, IDS – author 
  • Asif Aqeel, Lecturer, Lahore School of Law – author
  • Moses Muhumuza, Universal Institute of Research and Innovations and Mountains of the Moon University – author
  • Katharine Thane, Peacebuilding, religious freedom and consciousness policy coordinator and independent advisor – author

How to attend

You can attend in person or you can register to watch on Zoom.

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