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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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Feb 21, 2018

The Senior Seminar in Inter-Religious Relations and Leverhulme Visiting Professor Lectures from Professor Asad Q. Ahmed: 'Scripture and Logic' and 'Prophethood, Sectarian Politics, and Rationalist Disciplines in Nineteenth Century India', will take place on Thursday 1 March and Friday 2 March, 12.00 pm – 1.30 p.m. in the Lightfoot Room, Faculty of Divinity.

Prof Fowden's digital photo archive now online

Feb 19, 2018

Prof Fowden's digital photo archive now online

New Senior Seminar in Inter-Religious Relations

Jan 22, 2018

The very first Senior Seminar in Inter-Religious Relations is "Divine Law and Human Intervention: Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the US Constitutional Debate". It will take place on Thursday, 1 February, 11.00 am – 1.00 p.m. in the Lightfoot Room, Faculty of Divinity.

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

Oct 30, 2017

In October, Cambridge Inter-faith Programme hosted an exciting panel event as part of the University's Festival of Ideas

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

Oct 05, 2017

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.

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