Navigating inclusion: ‘home-making’ in the UK Shin Buddhist community

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Navigating inclusion : ‘home-making’ in the UK Shin Buddhist community. / Kolata, Paulina.

In: Religion, State and Society, Vol. 51, No. 3, 03.07.2023, p. 283.

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Kolata, P 2023, 'Navigating inclusion: ‘home-making’ in the UK Shin Buddhist community', Religion, State and Society, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 283. https://doi.org/https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09637494.2023.2212578

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Kolata, P. (2023). Navigating inclusion: ‘home-making’ in the UK Shin Buddhist community. Religion, State and Society, 51(3), 283. https://doi.org/https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09637494.2023.2212578

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Kolata P. Navigating inclusion: ‘home-making’ in the UK Shin Buddhist community. Religion, State and Society. 2023 Jul 3;51(3):283. https://doi.org/https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09637494.2023.2212578

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Kolata, Paulina. / Navigating inclusion : ‘home-making’ in the UK Shin Buddhist community. In: Religion, State and Society. 2023 ; Vol. 51, No. 3. pp. 283.

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