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Borders of Violence & Visions of Peace: CIP at the Festival of Ideas

last modified Oct 05, 2017 11:14 AM
As part of the 2017 Cambridge Festival of Ideas, the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme is a hosting a panel discussion event about the religious landscapes of South Asia, focusing on the dynamic relationships between religions, including the promises of peace as well as the events of violence.

Borders of Violence

Borders of Violence & Visions of Peace: The Religious Landscapes of South Asia

As part of the 2017 Cambridge Festival of Ideas, the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme is a hosting a panel discussion event about the religious landscapes of South Asia, focusing on the dynamic relationships between religions, including the promises of peace as well as the events of violence.

When: Saturday 21st October, 13.30-15.00

Where: Runcie Room, Divinity Faculty, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9BS


To book your free place at the event, please sign up via eventbrite: http://religiouslandscapes.eventbrite.co.uk

The historical spaces of South Asia have been shaped for several millennia by diverse forms of spiritualities. They are the homelands of religious systems we today call Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism, and also of some distinctive forms of Christianity and Islam that have interacted in complex ways with local cultures. While these rich tapestries of belief and practice have often generated distinctive visions of peace on the Indian subcontinent, they have also been entangled in Hindu-Muslim carnage during the Partition of British India, and contemporary violence across the lines off Hindu-Muslim, Hindu-Buddhist, and Islamic groups in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

The event will feature presentations from each of our academic experts, addressing the event theme from different angles, followed by a period of audience Q&A.

Panel line-up:

- Professor Julius Lipner, Emeritus Professor of Hinduism and Comparative Religion, University of Cambridge (Chair)
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Dr Ankur Barua, Lecturer in Hindu Studies, University of Cambridge
"The Religious Roots of Gandhian Non-Violence: Hopeless Idealism or Resolute Realism?"
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Dr Humeira Iqtidar, Senior Lecturer in Politics, King’s College London
"Beyond Liberal Tolerance: South Asian and Islamic conceptions of Tolerance"
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Dr Richard David Williams, Lecturer in Ethnomusicology, SOAS, University of London
"Singing to the Sultan, Playing for the Gods: Sonic Approaches to South Asian Religions"
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Professor Cosimo Zene, Professor in the Study of Religions and World Philosophies, SOAS, University of London
"The Rise of the Political Subaltern: the Religious Vocabularies of Protest in India and Bangladesh"

We hope to see you there. To register, please sign up via eventbrite:
http://religiouslandscapes.eventbrite.co.uk

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