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Cambridge Interfaith Programme


Also circulated as an email bulletin, this is the round up of news from Cambridge Interfaith Programme, providing the briefest of updates on our activities. Similar updates are issued monthly. 

Happy New Year from the Cambridge Interfaith Programme! 

Here are some key announcements for the term ahead, including upcoming events and opportunities.


New report: Water and/in religious relations

A 42-page research report from the collaborative project, Water efficiency in faith and diverse communities is now available to download. Today we also announced the keynote speaker for the April conference, Being with Water Otherwise: sacred knowledge and sustainable water–human relations. Booking for the conference will open in February.

Job opportunity: CIP Administrator (part time)

Closing this Friday, 19 January. (The Faculty of Divinity is also currently recruiting a part-time Outreach Officer.)

Opportunity: Visiting Fellowships for scholars from the Global South

Offered in partnership with CRASSH and the Faculty of Divinity—​funding is available to support up to three visiting fellows in 2025, working on the topic 'Religious boundaries'. Closing 26 February, midday UK-time. Applicants must be employed at an HEI in the Global South (OECD definition).


24 January 1730 | Lecture:
Holocaust memory and the challenges of empathy | Professor Adam Sutcliffe (KCL) delivers this year's Holocaust Memorial Day lecture, which will be chaired by Professor Esra Özyürek. Join the audience in Selwyn College, or via Zoom—NB advance registration is necessary. 

29 January 1230 | Seminar:
Mind and Spirit in the Ethica Composition Cycle after Baruch Spinoza | Composer Dániel Péter Biró is Professor of Composition at the Greig Academy, Bergen, Norway. The idea for his Spinoza works came to him as he trekked between the Al-Hikmah Mosque and a Dutch synagogue, fusing oral tradition with the footsteps of the 17th-century “heretic”. This MONDAY lunchtime seminar is one of three events during Biró’s visit to Cambridge. 

6 February 1030 | Roundtable:
Religion and conflict in context. Beginning with a joint presentation from Dr Jörg Haustein (Cambridge) and Dr Afework Beyene (EGST), this roundtable event will enable discussion about the role of religion in inter-communal conflict, as driver and conduit of tensions as well as a possible aid in conflict resolution. This is an Interfaith Research Forum event for World Interfaith Harmony Week. All are welcome—and there is chance to lunch together at Selwyn College afterwards. 

The latest information about these and other upcoming can be found at

Additional opportunities (from friends)

Youth Summit: Faith and Climate for a Sustainable Future

Thursday 8 February, 6–9pm, WC2A 2AE. 
Organised by the Faith & Belief Forum in partnership with the LSE Faith Centre as part of World Interfaith Harmony Week. More about the F&BF Youth Summit (via Eventbrite)

Relations between Religions: an inclusive forum for interfaith couples/families 

We have been asked to share information about this new Forum. Its second meeting will take place at Elstree Liberal Synagogue on 18 February. More about Relations between Religions (via Alec Corio on


Updates of this kind come once a month to those who have signed up. 

With all good wishes for 2024.


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