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Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme

 
A logo with colourful overlapping circles and the words "Inter Faith Week"

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 of faith groups to society; and encourage dialogue between those of religious and non-religious beliefs. It is a Week for people of all backgrounds.

Inter Faith Week in Cambridge

With partners and friends, the Cambridge Interfaith Programme is hosting and participating in a range of events.

Our week begins with a lunchtime social for those researching religion and inter-religious relations across the University of Cambridge. This is a 'bring your own' lunch event, and chance to learn more about the Interfaith Research Forum and its activities. 

On Monday evening, we're partnering with the University of Cambridge Divinity Society (DivSoc) for a panel discussion probing the intersection of religion, faith and culture. DivSoc President Lucy Lipfriend, an undergraduate in the Faculty of Divinity, will take the chair, quizzing panellists with some assistance from the audience. 

On Wednesday afternoon, Dr Giles Waller will take the lead at a Scriptural Reasoning workshop, partnering with Jewish and Muslim scholars to introduce and discuss texts from the Hebrew Bible, New Testament and Qur'an. This is an interactive session. If it is your first experience of Scriptural Reasoning, fear not: text packs (in English) are provided.

Beyond Cambridge

If you're at a distance from Cambridge--or simply prefer to sample events online--our extra UK Inter Faith Week offer is an online-only webinar on language learning and religious literacies: Dr Anastasia Badder (Cambridge) and Dr Jo-Ann Myers (Leo Baeck College) each share insight from Jewish schools in Luxembourg and London.

We've invited Dr Farah Ahmed (Cambridge) and Dr Leslie Moore (Ohio State) to reflect on how these case studies compare with Islamic approaches to literacy and language-learning. Those who wish to join the audience should register in advance to receive Zoom details.

More information

Furhter information about events in the Faculty of Divinity, including times and locations, can be found via our Events page, where you can also register for the Zoom webinar. For on site events in Cambridge, we recommend those outside the University who would like to attend drop us a line in advance as capacity for some events will be limited. (See information on event pages.)

You can also get basic information about all the events mentioned above by downloading our printable programme (PDF).

Inter Faith Week is organised by the UK Inter Faith Network, and details of what's happening elsewhere can be found on an interactive UK event map or by browsing listings on the dedicated website, www.interfaithweek.org.