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A Common Word

A Common Word, issued in October 2007, is a statement of peace and friendship, signed by more than 130 Muslim scholars from all traditions, and addressed to Christian leaders around the world.

The response, in which the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme has been deeply involved, has been phenomenal. To name just a few initiatives:

  • H.H. Pope Benedict XVI and sixty other leading Christian figures have responded to the document in the two years following its issue.
  • A Common Word has been the subject of major international conferences at Yale University, the University of Cambridge - facilitated by CIP, Lambeth Palace and Georgetown University.
  • Over 600 Articles—carried by thousands of press outlets—have been written about A Common Word in English alone.
  • Over 200,000 people have visited the Official Website of A Common Word.
  • Over 6000 people have ‘fully endorsed’ A Common Word online alone.

Read more about A Common Word in our resources section or visit www.acommonword.com

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CIP Seminar 4 October, Professor Paul Shore

Sep 25, 2018

Event: The Senior Seminar in Inter-Religious Relations, Professor Paul Shore (University of Regina and Visiting Fellow, Cambridge Inter-faith Programme), ‘The Jesuit Translation of the Qur'an in the Seventeenth Century’, Thursday 4 Oct 12:00-13:30

Borders of Violence and Visions of Peace: the Religious Landscapes of South Asia

May 23, 2018

Presented by Coexist House and the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme, the second of thee panels on themes of South Asian Interfaith Relations at St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace

CIP Seminar 24 May, Dr Susannah Ticciati and Dr Daniel H. Weiss

May 15, 2018

The Senior Seminar in Inter-Religious Relations, Dr Susannah Ticciati (King’s College London) and Daniel H. Weiss (University of Cambridge) ‘Negotiating Conflicting Religious Truth Claims: Rabbinic and Christian Accounts in Dialogue’, Thursday 24 May 14:00-16:00, Lightfoot Room, Faculty of Divinity

The Promise of Intimacy: Searching for the Divine in Modern Times, Thursday 31 May, St Ethelburga's London

May 14, 2018

Presented by Coexist House and the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme, the first of thee panels on themes of South Asian Interfaith Relations at St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace: 'The Promise of Intimacy: Searching for the Divine in Modern Times'

Coexist House and Cambridge Inter-faith Programme South Asia Colloquium Series

May 10, 2018

Coexist House and the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme presents a series of seminars exploring interfaith understandings and relations within South Asian communities at St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace

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