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Read “Broader, Deeper, Further: Engaging with Religions in the Twenty-First Century”.

The full text of this lecture can be found on this site. You may also wish to bookmark the link: https://www.interfaith.cam.ac.uk/broader-deeper-further

This lecture was given by Professor David Ford, a former Director of CIP and Regius Professor of Divinity from 1991–2015. It was prepared in 2014 for students at Eton College, a fee-paying school for boys founded by Henry VI of England. The examples reflect aspects of our Programme’s early work, including the applied Summer School programme for those engaged in peace-making and reconciliation. (This is a little different to the Academic Summer School.) 

As you read, ask yourself:

  • Do any of the themes in Ford’s lecture resonate with me?
  • Are there parts of the message that conflict with my thinking and/or context? 

The lecture ends with a poem, which Ford also quotes from earlier in the lecture.

  • How does this poem compare with your view of inter-religious relations?
  • Is there another poem or text you have read that says something important to you about religious or inter-religious understanding? 

Submission: Send us a written response to this task (about 400 words). You should include your response as a separate attachment alongside your Application Form.

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