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Read more at: [Event report] The Art of Peace—Sir David Khalili on coexistence and intercultural exchange
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[Event report] The Art of Peace—Sir David Khalili on coexistence and intercultural exchange

11 June 2024

On Thursday 23 May, the Cambridge Interfaith Programme welcomed Professor Sir David Khalili for a keynote lecture exploring “The Art of Peace”. Over the course of 50 minutes, Sir David reflected on his life story and the myriad ways in which his art collection had enhanced inter-cultural communication and understanding...


Read more at: Conference report | Being with Water Otherwise
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Conference report | Being with Water Otherwise

14 May 2024

The conference Being with Water OTHERWISE (April 15-16, 2024) brought together scholars, practitioners, and activists from diverse backgrounds to explore the intricate intersections of religion, water, and sustainability. Over the course of two days, participants engaged in thought-provoking discussions, presentations, and...


Read more at: Call for papers: Seeing Muslimness

Call for papers: Seeing Muslimness

28 March 2024

An interdisciplinary conference for scholars, researchers, and practitioners, co-convened by Madiha Noman—a PhD student in the Faculty of English and affiliate of the Cambridge Interfaith Research Forum—and Abdul Sabur Kidwai of King’s College London. Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2024.


Read more at: Event report: Celebrating South Asia’s sonic spaces
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Event report: Celebrating South Asia’s sonic spaces

18 March 2024

Earlier this month, Hina Khalid and Ankur Barua co-hosted a Mehfil— a “gathering to entertain or praise”, to extend students’ exposure to South Asian soundscapes. The event was supported by the Cambridge Interfaith Research Forum’s small grant scheme. They report back: On a sunny Friday afternoon, the Lightfoot Room...


Read more at: Exploring religion and economic development

Exploring religion and economic development

15 March 2024

In January, Professor Sriya Iyer began work on the Social Consequences of Religion initiative, a multistrand programme from the Templeton Religion Trust. Iyer is leading scoping work on Religion and Economic Development, courtesy of a $260,000 landscaping grant. The following news item was first published by the Faculty of...


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Job opportunity: CIP Administrator (part time)

12 March 2024

Are you organised and efficient? Do you have excellent interpersonal and administrative skills? Would you like to support research and outreach in the domain of interfaith relations? The Cambridge Interfaith Programme is recruiting a part-time administrator to work closely with our Programme Manager and Academic Director...


Read more at: Call for papers: Rupture and Reconciliation
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Call for papers: Rupture and Reconciliation

4 March 2024

Cambridge Interfaith Research Forum Student Symposium, 14 June 2024 Religious life is characterised in equal parts by rupture—where concepts and commitments are stretched, broken down, and re-imagined, and reconciliation—where concepts and commitments are re-formulated, brought together, and harmonised. This student-led...


Read more at: Statement: Concern for the Inter Faith Network

Statement: Concern for the Inter Faith Network

20 February 2024

The Cambridge Interfaith Programme is proud to be a member of the Inter Faith Network for the UK and profoundly disappointed that the Government has withdrawn its funding offer. Below are extracts from two letters addressed to the Minister for Faith and Communities and the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and...


Read more at: Scarcity and agency: Youth Interfaith Summit, take 2
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Scarcity and agency: Youth Interfaith Summit, take 2

18 February 2024

Earlier this month, the Cambridge Interfaith Programme sponsored two University of Cambridge students to attend a Youth Interfaith Summit addressing the intersection of faith and climate. By return, we asked each of them to reflect on the event and how it connects with their current studies. Noah Rouse is a final-year...


Read more at: Youth Interfaith Summit report: “a blessing just to live”

Youth Interfaith Summit report: “a blessing just to live”

14 February 2024

As part of CIP’s commitment to global challenges, we sponsored two University of Cambridge students to attend a Youth Interfaith Summit on “Faith and climate for a sustainable future”. The event was organised by the Faith & Belief Forum together with the LSE Faith Centre. Arbah Azhar, a first-year PhD student, reflects...


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[Event report] The Art of Peace—Sir David Khalili on coexistence and intercultural exchange

11 June 2024

On Thursday 23 May, the Cambridge Interfaith Programme welcomed Professor Sir David Khalili for a keynote lecture exploring “The Art of Peace”. Over the course of 50 minutes...

Conference report | Being with Water Otherwise

14 May 2024

The conference Being with Water OTHERWISE (April 15-16, 2024) brought together scholars, practitioners, and activists from diverse backgrounds to explore the intricate...