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Cambridge Interfaith Programme

Symposium flyer - featuring the Faculty of Divinity, and the Faith & Belief Forum's logo (CIP, 2023)

Join University of Cambridge researchers + Faith & Belief Forum practitioners to explore how the material turn impacts religious education.The schedule includes an optional hands-on workshop with the Faith & Belief Forum (2:30–4pm).*

Immerse yourself in thought-provoking discussions and gain valuable insights from scholars in anthropology, education, and other fields. Discover innovative teaching methods and explore diverse perspectives on interreligious education.

Exploring material approaches to interreligious education in dialogue, this event aims to cultivate cross-disciplinary, cross-sector discussion among researchers and practitioners working in this domain. Together, we will discuss the key question: What might material objects and their affordances offer to challenging encounters, conversations, and relations across religious diversities?

The agenda includes an introduction to “the material turn” and a panel discussion rooted in encounters with meaningful objects.

*Please note: Workshop spaces are strictly limited. We will operate a waiting list if either portion of the day becomes over-subscribed. 

About the contributors

Dr Anastasia Badder is a Research Associate at the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge. She holds a BA in Anthropology from Barnard College, an MA in Anthropology from the University of Auckland, and a PhD in Educational Sciences from the University of Luxembourg. Her research uses ethnographic approaches to examine contemporary Jewish lives and languages in Europe. During 2023, she has carried out pilot work in UK schools to explore the affordances of material objects and digital storytelling for religious education.

Dr Daniel Moulin-Stozek is University Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Educatoin and Fellow and Director of Studies in Education at Jesus College, Cambridge. His work spans educational problems across the fields of values education, moral education and religious studies, with a current focus on philosophical issues surrounding values and attitudes education and pedagogies of religious education.

The Faith & Belief Forum works towards a connected and supportive society where people of different faiths, beliefs and cultures have strong, productive and lasting relations. We were founded in 1997 as the Three Faiths Forum and became the Faith & Belief Forum in 2018, with the aim of building good relations between people of all faiths and beliefs. We work in schools, universities, communities and workplaces, creating spaces for facilitated encounter, and building skills and confidence in collaborating across difference.

Download a flyer for this event (PDF, via Google Drive)

Monday, 9 October, 2023 - 11:30 to 16:00
Event location: 
Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge

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