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Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme

 

In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly designated 1-7 February as World Interfaith Harmony Week. Proposed by King Abdullah II of Jordan to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence, this is an annual event.

In Cambridge, we are delighted to host a suitably harmonious lecture: Dr Vanessa Paloma Elbaz from the Faculty of Music opens the term’s Inter-Religious Relations seminar series with a discussion of Jewish and Muslim musical encounters in Morocco: Land, Voice, Nation. (The featured photograph comes from Dr Elbaz's fieldwork.)

We are also releasing an online copy of Our Interfaith Relations, a yearbook anthology created by our 2021 Summer School alumni to capture something of their experience. Combining poetry, images, and commentary, the collection has been co-edited by participant Anisha Lakhani and our Communications & Programme Manager. It is available as an interactive flipbook on Issuu.com. (We have used Issuu’s free service, so you may see their selection of adverts when browsing the flipbook.)

Interfaith activity is our year-round raison d'être. During these dates we'll also be holding a half-day meeting with researchers from LSE Faith Centre, and hosting a Scriptural Reasoning session on the theme 'created human'.

To find out more about World Interfaith Harmony Week and the range of events being organised internationally, you can look out for the hashtag #WIHW on social media or visit the dedicated website: 
worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com

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