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Read more at: Fostering dialogue, making connections: reporting from Inter Faith Week in Cambridge
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Fostering dialogue, making connections: reporting from Inter Faith Week in Cambridge

21 November 2022

Dozens of people from the University of Cambridge and beyond joined the Cambridge Interfaith Programme for a series of events to mark Inter Faith Week (13-20 November 2022). From lunchtime till night On Monday 14th November, a lunchtime social hour with the Interfaith Research Forum helped forge connections with new...


Read more at: CIP at the UNAOC Global Forum: Dr Marie Chabbert chairs discussion
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CIP at the UNAOC Global Forum: Dr Marie Chabbert chairs discussion

17 November 2022

UN Interfaith Ambassador Dr Marie Chabbert is travelling to Morocco for the 9th United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC) Global Forum. She will chair discussion concerning religious discrimination. The Forum theme is “Towards an alliance of peace: living together as one humanity”. It is intended to bring together...


Read more at: CIP on Religion and the State (November 2022)
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CIP on Religion and the State (November 2022)

17 November 2022

CIP Academic Director Professor Esra Özyürek is pleased to participate in "The future of European religion-state regimes: a normative inquiry, with special reference to the UK, Germany, Hungary, and Ukraine", a two-day workshop hosted by the Centre for Faith in Public Life, Wesley House Cambridge (21 and 22 November 2022...


Read more at: Inter Faith Week 2022: in Cambridge and beyond
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Inter Faith Week 2022: in Cambridge and beyond

9 November 2022

Inter Faith Week gets under way in England, Northern Ireland and Wales this weekend. From Sunday 13 to Sunday 20 November, thousands of people will be participating in events for Inter Faith Week. Running since 2009, Inter Faith Week seeks to strengthen inter faith understanding and cooperation; highlight the contribution...


Read more at: Event report: Searching for the Sacred in South Asia

Event report: Searching for the Sacred in South Asia

12 October 2022

Last month, CIP co-sponsored postgraduates "Searching for the Sacred in South Asia". Faculty of Divinity PhD student and lead organiser Hina Khalid reports back from the symposium: “Over the two days of the conference, participants – in the online format and on the in-person day – energetically discussed and debated a wide...


Read more at: Hebrew proficiency and liberal Jewishness: new publication
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Hebrew proficiency and liberal Jewishness: new publication

5 October 2022

How do you define literacy? Young learners at a Jewish complementary school found themselves grappling with competing ideals as their teacher encouraged them to accept variation in transliteration and pronunciation, and let go of their concern to comprehend textual Hebrew. The end result was a language-learning experience...


Read more at: Ecologies of Wisdom: commemorating 20 years of Cambridge Interfaith Programme with Kalam Research & Media
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Ecologies of Wisdom: commemorating 20 years of Cambridge Interfaith Programme with Kalam Research & Media

26 September 2022

During celebrations for the 20th anniversary of Cambridge Interfaith Programme, there were many kind words from friends of the Programme. One special token came from Kalam Research and Media, a collegial thinktank directed by Dr Aref Nayed. Dr Nayed has been a consultant and key advisor since the Programme's inception...


Read more at: Cultures of continuity: Berlin conference this October
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Cultures of continuity: Berlin conference this October

26 September 2022

"Cultures of continuity: Jewish-Muslim conversations on a contested ideal" is the inaugural conference of the Forum for Jewish--Muslim theology and thought. The three-day conference takes place this October (24-26), at the Humboldt University, Berlin. It opens with a joint introduction from hosts Asher Biemann (University...


Read more at: Armenian–Turkish relations: call for research proposals
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Armenian–Turkish relations: call for research proposals

1 August 2022

Early career researchers (within 5 years of PhD degree)* are invited to submit proposals for projects on Armenian-Turkish relations with a contemporary focus. Applications across social sciences and humanities are eligible, such as political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, modern history and religious studies...


Read more at: NY Times features Moroccan Jewish archive: Saving historic songs

NY Times features Moroccan Jewish archive: Saving historic songs

22 June 2022

For 15 years, Dr Vanessa Paloma Elbaz has been recording and documenting the musical traditions of Jewish women in Morocco. As NY Times reporter Aida Alami learned, this dwindling community's musical heritage is powerfully influenced by experience of living in another land: Spain. A full-length feature on Dr Paloma Elbaz's...


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Fostering dialogue, making connections: reporting from Inter Faith Week in Cambridge

21 November 2022

Dozens of people from the University of Cambridge and beyond joined the Cambridge Interfaith Programme for a series of events to mark Inter Faith Week (13-20 November 2022)...

CIP at the UNAOC Global Forum: Dr Marie Chabbert chairs discussion

17 November 2022

UN Interfaith Ambassador Dr Marie Chabbert is travelling to Morocco for the 9th United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC) Global Forum. She will chair discussion...

CIP on Religion and the State (November 2022)

17 November 2022

CIP Academic Director Professor Esra Özyürek is pleased to participate in "The future of European religion-state regimes: a normative inquiry, with special reference to the...