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Is Prague the least religious city in the world?

If you stand at the top of Petřin Hill in Prague, you will be astounded by the striking beauty of the city. From here, the river weaves before you dividing this ancient settlement… Continue reading

Two worlds: European Identity and the Poetry of Nevfel Cumart

Back in 1997, as I began my post-graduate studies, I was introduced to the German-Turkish poet Nevfel Cumart. Of Turkish descent, born in former West Germany, he wrote out of… Continue reading

In Memory of Medieval Spain

Christian Kusi-Obodum reflects on the experience of the long coexistence of Jews, Christians and Muslims in medieval Spain, and how this can be a source of inspiration for those… Continue reading

Combating intolerance & discrimination against Muslims: Comprehensive Response in the OSCE region

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) works for stability, peace and democracy for more than a billion people in 57 participating States, through… Continue reading

Why remember the Holocaust?

It is 2017 and I am preparing our seventeenth Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). This is for the Cambridge City Council who generously support what is a major civic event. We usually… Continue reading

Inclusive Christmas - exclusive laïcité?

Woolf Institute JRF Dr Sami Everett reflects on French laïcité, not as an academic, but as a father.   "But there's nothing proselytising about it" my daughter's primary… Continue reading

Interfaith Week & The Value Of Religious Dialogue

Founding Director Dr Edward Kessler reflects on Interfaith Week and the value of religious dialogue in an increasingly secular age. There is a contradiction at the heart of the… Continue reading

My personal Brexit

Woolf Alumna Aga Cahn reflects on her experience of the Referendum and its aftermath. On 23rd June 2016, when the British government held the "EU Referendum", I was in Poland.… Continue reading


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