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Cambridge Interfaith Programme

Viewed from behind, someone pulls up turf from grassland, as if excavating

In Spring 2022, together with colleagues from Al-Quds Bard College and SOAS University of London, CIP associate Dr Safet HadžiMuhamedović is teaching a new course as part of the Open Society University Network.

The course, Dislocated identities in a fragmenting world, is part of the OSUN Special topics in social thought offer (9117312). 

Fifteen students have enrolled, seeking to consider contexts including conflict, rising populism, and exclusionary political rhetoric and policies. The course content builds on study of, and participation in, progressive and critical movements formed by cosmopolitan values and practices based upon principles of universal hospitality, courtesy, and mutual recognition. 

Dr HadžiMuhamedović's input includes organising workshops on critical responses to dislocation, and delivering a lecture titled 'Ruination, time & shared sacred landscapes’. The latter will feature examples from his Shared Sacred Landscapes project, which has a dedicated website:

On 23 February, Dr HadžiMuhamedović is also contributing to a panel discussion, "People of Faith, Secular Societies: Opportunities? Challenges?", organised by Cambridge University Divinity Society and hosted by the Woolf Institute.

Dr HadžiMuhamedović convenes a number of courses on religion, conflict and interfaith relations in the Faculty of Divinity and was co-convener of the 2021 CIP Summer School in Interfaith Relations. 

The Open Society University Network supports a new model of global higher education—a long-lasting network with deep partnerships among diverse institutions committed to addressing global challenges collaboratively. The network is global in demographic and geographic scope and extends to places where it is needed most. It strives to integrate curricula and research across institutions in different countries and incorporate civic engagement into higher education.

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