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Cambridge Interfaith Programme

The old bridge in Mostar, rising above the waters to connect parts of the city

Early career researchers, postgraduate and undergraduate students from the University of Cambridge have responded to the call to share research linked to the symposium theme: Religion, Conflict, Dialogue.

This event is organised by postgraduate members of the Cambridge Interfaith Research Forum and is open to students, alumni, Forum members and Friends. The multi-faceted programme includes four panels of mixed-mode papers (20-minute and lightning-presentations), an exhibition of new photography on 'Women of Faith' , and an optional yoga session.

Coffee, fruit, pastries, and lunchtime refreshments will be provided for those who register in advance. Weather-permitting, lunch will be an outdoor picnic. The day will conclude with a joint drinks reception.

The drinks reception is followed immediately (at 5pm) by the UK launch of Religicide: confronting the roots of anti-religious violence, featuring co-author Dr Georgette Bennett in conversation with CIP Academic Director, Professor Esra Özyürek. We hope that attendees will join us for that event. Copies of the book will be available to purchase at a discounted rate.

This event is supported by the Cambridge Interfaith Programme as part of its Research Forum activities.

Schedule (subject to confirmation)

Registration from 10:30am (coffee and croissants available)
11:00am Session 1: Dialogue in media
Midday options:
(a) Yoga and meditation
(b) Open Access publishing information session with the Faculty of Divinity Librarian & colleagues*
12:30pm Lunch (picnic, weather-permitting)
1:15pm Session 2: Theology and dialogue through time
2:00pm Session 3: Muslim, Catholic, Dialogue
3:10pm Session 4: Bosnia, Gujurat, Sri Lanka: conflicts in space
4:20pm Joint reception (with Religicide launch & Women of Faith photo exhibition)

*Advance registration is recommended for all events and required for the OA information session (which will include a separate lunch).

Attendees are encouraged to reserve a place at the related book launch, Religicide, starting at 5pm.

Download the full programme (as at 1 June) -- PDF.

Thursday, 15 June, 2023 - 11:00 to 17:00
Event location: 
Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge

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