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Read more at: Preview: World Interfaith Harmony Events — February 2024
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Preview: World Interfaith Harmony Events — February 2024

31 January 2024

Proposed by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan and adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2010, 2024 sees the 14th World Interfaith Harmony Week. Based on the pioneering initiative A Common Word calling for Christian and Muslim leaders to work together, it is intended to provide a focal point to recognise common values and...


Read more at: Research news: “Religion may have helped during COVID”
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Research news: “Religion may have helped during COVID”

30 January 2024

Cambridge research indicates the difference made by religion during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sriya Iyer, Professor of Economics and a member of the Cambridge Interfaith Research Forum, is co-author of two recently-released studies. A Cambridge Working Paper in Economics , issued this week, draws information from nearly 4,000...


Read more at: Event report: Changing faces of nationalism
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Event report: Changing faces of nationalism

22 January 2024

In December, the Cambridge Interfaith Programme co-hosted a fifth event in the series Religion, ethnicity, and politics in German, Dutch and Anglo-American contexts: nationalism and the future of democracy. This participatory research workshop was organised jointly by Sophia Johnson (Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge), Dr...


Read more at: Call for papers: Islamophobia, antisemitism and philosemitism after October 7
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Call for papers: Islamophobia, antisemitism and philosemitism after October 7

17 January 2024

The organisers of the 2024 Entangled Otherings workshop invite responses to this call for papers: There is nothing new, in essence, about social tensions concerning monitoring, speech and silence surrounding Islamophobia and antisemitism in Germany, much of the Western world, and elsewhere; indeed, it has been clear to...


Read more at: Out now: January newsletter
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Out now: January newsletter

17 January 2024

Our quarterly update entered inboxes this morning. Non-subscribers can view this and other updates in the MailChimp archive, or download a PDF copy below. These mailings provide an overview of upcoming events, highlight news and activities, and promote opportunities to engage with the Cambridge Interfaith Programme’s work...


Read more at: Funding award: John Templeton Foundation supports God, Language, and Diversity
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Funding award: John Templeton Foundation supports God, Language, and Diversity

16 January 2024

Dr Daniel Weiss (Divinity) and Professor Napoleon Katsos (Linguistics) are celebrating news that their pilot work on God and Human Speech has been rewarded by a multi-year full grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The full project now has the title, God, Language and Diversity: Spiritual Flourishing in Neurodiverse...


Read more at: New report: Water and/in religious relations
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New report: Water and/in religious relations

15 January 2024

The Cambridge Interfaith Programme has released a report from research carried out as part of the 18-month project Water Efficiency in Faith & Diverse Communities . Funded by the Ofwat Innovation Fund, the research is part of a collaboration with Cambridge Water, South Staffordshire Water, other water industry actors...


Read more at: Opportunity: Visiting Fellowships for scholars from the Global South
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Opportunity: Visiting Fellowships for scholars from the Global South

14 December 2023

CIP is pleased to be partnering with the Faculty of Divinity and the Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH) to invite applications for funded Visiting Fellowships for scholars from the Global South under the theme Religious Boundaries.


Read more at: News: Cambridge Interfaith Research Forum expands
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News: Cambridge Interfaith Research Forum expands

11 December 2023

Autumn 2023 brought another tranche of applicants from outside the Faculty of Divinity to join the Cambridge Interfaith Research Forum, all of whom we are now pleased to welcome as members. Researchers often connect with us in hope of fostering or enhancing collaborations that advance their research agenda. The Research...


Read more at: Interview: Esra Özyürek in Qantara.de

Interview: Esra Özyürek in Qantara.de

24 November 2023

The Arabic word Qantara (قنطرة) means bridge. Qantara.de provides journalistic coverage connecting the Islamic world with Germany. Qantara’s Claudia Mende interviewed CIP Academic Director Professor Esra Özyürek about her ethnographic research among Muslims in Germany. The interview is available in English and German. Here...


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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...