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Cambridge Interfaith Programme

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Coordinated jointly by Dr Anastasia Badder (Cambridge) and Dr Jo-Ann Myers (Leo Baeck College), this webinar continues conversations about learning religion in/through language.

Bringing together anthropologists, education researchers, and practitioners working in diverse settings, the discussion will explore how religious communities draw on language as a semiotic resource aimed at specific goals, and how different methodologies can reveal aspects of the aims, processes, factors, and outcomes of sacred language learning and use.

Potential questions for this roundtable session include:

  • What distinguishes a religious language from a ‘mundane’ one?
  • What definitional issues emerge when studying language practices in religious settings? 
  • What are the ethical challenges of researching religious language learning?
  • What can the learning of religious languages reveal about language and literacy teaching and learning more broadly?

This session will be moderated by Yomna Helmy, Teaching and Outreach Associate at the Cambridge Centre of Islamic Studies. The discussants will include Dr Leslie Moore (Ohio State University), and Adel Mozammel (Director, Darul Ihsan School), as well as the coordinators.

A recording of the first session is available to watch again on YouTube.

To attend this online event

This online event will take place on Zoom and is free to join. Please register in advance (via Eventbrite) to receive the necessary information.

This event is part of World Interfaith Harmony Week.

A third session is planned for 27 March 2023, with optional on site attendance (to be confirmed). 

Thursday, 2 February, 2023 - 15:45
Event location: 
Online (Zoom)

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