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Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme


Jörg Haustein, Associate Professor in World Christianities, leads this project examining how religion interacts with ethnicity and other parameters in inter-communal conflict. The work is part of a larger funded research facility aimed to help foreign diplomats and policymakers understand the current conflict landscape in in Ethiopia.  

Four Ethiopian scholars are active carrying out fieldwork in four Ethiopian towns and in the capital, Addis Ababa. Preliminary findings were shared with an invited audience in December 2022. The expected outputs include reports from each fieldsite and a synthesis. Findings will also be the subject of discussion in a podcast and published in academic articles (subject to peer review). 

About the researchers

Dr habil. Jörg Haustein joined the University of Cambridge in 2019.  He previously taught Religions in Africa at at the School of Oriental and African Studies (2013–2019), and Religious Studies and Intercultural Theology at the University of Heidelberg (2003–2013). He earned his PhD at Heidelberg with a study of Ethiopian Pentecostalism (2009), and completed his habilitation at the University of Heidelberg with a study of German colonialism and Islam in East Africa (2020). He is an active member of the Interfaith Research Forum and sits on CIP's Management Committee.

View more information about Dr Haustein and his research (Faculty of Divinity website)

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