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Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme

 

This is the first ever major study to analyse and propose ways of improving Holocaust education programs designed for Muslims. The project reconsiders the core of contemporary debates on European identity by looking at the crucial but oft overlooked connections between Holocaust memory and the integration of Muslims into the European moral order. It examines how Holocaust education and the values of empathy and tolerance it aims to inculcate influence European Muslim minorities and bordering Muslim majorities.

This project is funded by the British Academy, German Academic Exchange (DAAD), and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Principal Investigator

Professor Esra Özyürek

Publications

“Muslim Minorities as Germany’s Past Future: Islam Critics, Holocaust Memory, and Immigrant Integration” Memory Studies 15(1), 2019.

“Rethinking Empathy: Emotions Triggered by the Holocaust among Muslim-minority in Germany” Anthropological Theory 18(4): 456-477, 2018.

Media

https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/.premium-german-muslims-shocking-response-to-the-holocaust-1.9500759

Latest news

Introduction to Scriptural Reasoning in German Published

2 April 2021

A short German-language introduction to the interfaith practice of Scriptural Reasoning by Cambridge researcher Dr Julia Snyder has now been published. Scriptural Reasoning brings people of different faith traditions together to read scriptures and build understanding.

Vacancy: CIP Communications and Programme Manager (Part Time, Fixed Term)

31 March 2021

Cambridge Interfaith Programme (CIP) seeks an enthusiastic and creative Communications and Programme Manager to join a dynamic team who carry out research and public engagement in the broad area of interreligious relations.

CIP Seminar in Inter-religious Relations, Easter Term 2020/21

26 March 2021

CIP Seminar in Inter-religious Relations continues online in the Easter Term of 2020/21, with talks by Professor Ayala Fader, Professor Niloofar Haeri and Professor Jackie Feldman.