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December 26, 2016

Gwen Griffith-Dickson: Bleedback
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Gwen Griffith-Dickson is a renowned professor, author and speaker. She has become a reluctant expert in religious extremism and counter-terrorism, particularly concerned to support and empower communities. She advised and created programmes for the British Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism, for Counter-Terrorist Command Special Operations, and for the USA's National Counter-Terrorism Center and Department of Homeland Security.

She has just published her first novel, Bleedback, which deals with the war on terror and the rise of so-called ‘Islamic State’. It is A novel about terrorism and the war on terror, saturated by reality.
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Corporate Talk: Gwen Griffith-Dickson
Griffith-Dickson is the founder and director of the Lokahi Foundation, an independent research organisation and social impact charity. Lokahi’s mission is to enable society to embrace religious diversity with respect and understanding. One of its nationwide program built common ground between police and Muslim communities, and was the only community program in Britain to prevent a terrorist attack. She has a very unique perspective to share with us on the war on terror, which at its core is a war of ideals.
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Gwen Griffith-Dickson
Gwen Griffith-Dickson is Visiting Professor at King’s College, London, in Theology; and the Director of the Lokahi Foundation, an independent research organisation and social impact charity which created and ran the only community program to prevent a terrorist attack in the UK. Gwen was also the first female Gresham Professor of Divinity and sat on the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life. She publishes on aspects of psychology, philosophical theology, European thought, philosophy of religion, inter-religious dialogue and religious extremism and terrorism. She has just published her first novel, Bleedback, which deals with the war on terror and the rise of so-called ‘Islamic State’. She is a judge for the annual Farsight Award for financial research, which examines economic and financial research with impact on environment, ethics, and governance. Learn more at www.bleedback.co, and www.lokahi.org.uk .

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