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Cambridge Interfaith Programme

 

The Cambridge Interfaith Programme has a long history of innovative research and public engagement projects. You can read about a small selection of these at the links below.

 

The Politics of Afterlives: Martyrdom and the Making of a Transnational Kurdish Political Community

This project investigated the role that martyrdom plays in the ongoing Kurdish conflict.

 

Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion, and Conversion

Every year more and more Europeans are embracing Islam, and Islam is also increasingly seen as contrary to European values. This project explores how converts balance their love for Islam with society's fear of it, and how they shape debates about race, religion, and belonging in today’s Europe.

 

Religion and the Idea of a Research University

This project promoted deeper religious literacy in Cambridge and beyond by developing more sophisticated ways of thinking about the public purpose of the university, promoting good global citizenship in a complexly religious and secular world, and by examining how insisting upon the secularity of the university can help protect the inclusive nature of academic life, but can also lead to exclusion.

 

Scriptural Reasoning in the University

Scriptural Reasoning in the University was an iterative academic collaboration between scholars of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, who use the practice of Scriptural Reasoning as a springboard to knowledge exchange and critical reflection.

 

Interpreting Interreligious Relations with Wittgenstein

This project explored the relevance of Wittgenstein’s philosophy of religion for present and future research on interreligious relations.

 

A Common Word

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

 

Effective Community Policing

In partnership with the University of Leeds and the Metropolitan Police Service, this research project showed that neighbourhood policing teams can make a real difference to community cohesion by learning about religion in their local contexts and being aware of the difference it makes to everyday life.

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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...

Call for papers: Seeing Muslimness

28 March 2024

An interdisciplinary conference for scholars, researchers, and practitioners, co-convened by Madiha Noman—a PhD student in the Faculty of English and affiliate of the Cambridge Interfaith Research Forum—and Abdul Sabur Kidwai of King’s College London. Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2024.