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Gregory, Eve, Amoafi Kwapong, Malgorzata Woodham, Halimun Choudhury and Arani Ilankuberan. 2013. Practice, performance and perfection: learning sacred texts in four faith communities in London. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 2013 (220) : 27–48.
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De Gruyter


This paper discusses how living in a new country leads to a syncretism of language, literacy and learning practices which add to the dynamic nature of each faith in London, focusing on childrens' learning by hart of key sacred texts in four London faith communities (Polish Catholic, Ghanaian Pentecostal, Bangladeshi British Muslim and Tamil Hindu).