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Public Spirit publishes Commission response

24 October 2014

Public Spirit publishes Commission response

The Public Spirit Forum recently published its response to the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life.

Tainted Glory: new publication from Michael Marrisen

15 October 2014

Tainted Glory: new publication from Michael Marrisen

New publication from former Visting Fellow Professor Michael Marissen.

Internship opportunity

7 October 2014

Internship opportunity

The Woolf Institute welcomes applications for its internship scheme.

Morocco From World War Two to Independence: Special Issue Published

24 September 2014

Morocco From World War Two to Independence: Special Issue Published

The Journal of North African Studies recently published a special edition featuring contributions to a Woolf Institute conference Morocco: From WWII to Independence.

 

Cambridge Scholarships now open

4 September 2014

Cambridge Scholarships now open

Applications for entry 2015-16 are now open for the Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships.

Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges Course begins

2 September 2014

Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges Course begins

On 1 September 2014, the Woolf Institute’s e-learning course, Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges, began again with students hailing from, Georgia, Belgium and Ireland, amongst others.

Applications open for Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter.

27 August 2014

Applications open for Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter.

The Woolf Institute, together with the American University in Washington, is delighted to announce that applications are now open for Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter.

Less noise, more hope: Ed Kessler in this week's Tablet

15 August 2014

Less noise, more hope: Ed Kessler in this week's Tablet

Dr Edward Kessler writes in this week's Tablet: "Hope is the vital ingredient that Muslims, Christians and Jews thousands of miles away from the conflict must bring."

A permanent new home

6 August 2014

A permanent new home

The Woolf Institute has been granted planning permission to build a permanent new home at the Westminster site in Cambridge.

Research Associate Vacancy

22 July 2014

Research Associate Vacancy

The Woolf Institute is looking for a one-year research associate to work negotiable hours on several major research projects and public education projects.

Research vacancies at the Woolf Institute

1 July 2014

Research vacancies at the Woolf Institute

The Woolf Institute in Cambridge invites applications for two junior research fellow positions for a comparative European study on trust. The positions will last for two years, with the possibility of extending to a third year.

Woolf Institute Visiting Fellows confirmed for 2015

26 June 2014

Woolf Institute Visiting Fellows confirmed for 2015

Ana Echevarria and Hanan Hammad will be the Woolf Institute Visiting Fellows for 2015.

Commission's Public Consultation launched

23 June 2014

Commission's Public Consultation launched

On Monday 23rd June the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life launched its public consultation at the House of Lords.

Religion and the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

20 June 2014

Religion and the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

Dr Edward Kessler asks in this week's Tablet: Have religions failed women and been part of the problem? Or can they be part of the solution?

Sughra Ahmed re-elected as President of ISB

16 June 2014

Sughra Ahmed re-elected as President of ISB

Sughra Ahmed has been re-elected as President of the Islamic Society of Britain.

The Woolf Institute has moved

12 June 2014

The Woolf Institute has moved

The Woolf Institute has recently moved offices to the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology. Our new address is:

Woolf Institute
Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology
12 Grange Road
Cambridge
CB3 9DU

Our interim telephone number is:

01223 741 115

John Pawlikowski receives award for lifetime contribution to theology

11 June 2014

John Pawlikowski receives award for lifetime contribution to theology

Professor John Pawlikowski OSM, (former Woolf Institute Visiting Fellow) has been awarded the prestigious John Courtney Murray Award for lifetime contributions to study and research in theology.

Diversity in End of Life Care Heads North

9 June 2014

Diversity in End of Life Care Heads North

The Woolf Institute training course Diversity in End of Life Care will shortly be delivered to two hospices in Newcastle and Sunderland.

Ed Kessler in JC on Papal pilgrimage

30 May 2014

Ed Kessler in JC on Papal pilgrimage

Ed Kessler in Jewish Chronicle on the recent Papal pilgrimage.

Conclusion of Papal Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

27 May 2014

Conclusion of Papal Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

This Monday marked the conclusion of Pope Francis historic pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Dr Ed Kessler on Papal Pilgrimage

23 May 2014

Dr Ed Kessler on Papal Pilgrimage

Dr Edward Kessler is front page of this week's Tablet with his article on the forthcoming pilgrimage of Pope Francis to the Holy Land.

Sughra Ahmed gives Ferguson Lecture

19 May 2014

Sughra Ahmed gives Ferguson Lecture

On Wednesday 14th May, Woolf Institute's Sughra Ahmed delivered the Ferguson Lecture at Bishop’s Stortford College.

Tomáš Halík receives Templeton Prize

14 May 2014

Tomáš Halík receives Templeton Prize

Former Woolf Institute visiting fellow Monsignor Professor Tomáš Halík recently received the Templeton Prize in St Martin in the Fields, London.

Dying Matters Week 2014

14 May 2014

Dying Matters Week 2014

To mark Dying Matters Week 2014, the Woolf Institute delivered a training course at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust on Diversity in End of Life Care.

New Online Short Course marks 450 years since Shakespeare's birth

24 April 2014

New Online Short Course marks 450 years since Shakespeare's birth

To mark the 450th anniversary of the births of the playwrights, William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe, the Woolf Institute (Cambridge) is delighted to announce the introduction of a new Online Short Course, Shakespeare and the Jewish-Christian Encounter: Beyond The Merchant of Venice.

New Online Short Course: Is Interfaith Dialogue Important?

10 April 2014

New Online Short Course: Is Interfaith Dialogue Important?

The Woolf Institute is delighted to announce a new Online Short Course: Is Interfaith Dialogue Important?

Applications now being accepted for JCME e-learning course

8 April 2014

Applications now being accepted for JCME e-learning course

Applications now being accepted for the e-learning course JCME (Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges).

Job Vacancy: Research Associate - Grant Writer

31 March 2014

Job Vacancy: Research Associate - Grant Writer

There is currently a vacancy for a Research Associate - Grant Writer.

Closing date for applications: 1st May 2014

US/UK religious education programme concludes

24 March 2014

US/UK religious education programme concludes

From Thursday 19th - Saturday 22nd March the Woolf Institute, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education, held a programme examining approaches to religious education from the US and UK perspectives.

Tomáš Halík wins 2014 Templeton Prize

17 March 2014

Tomáš Halík wins 2014 Templeton Prize

Former Woolf Institute Visiting Fellow Mgr Tomáš Halík follows Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu wins prize for promoting religious understanding.

New Online Short Courses beginning this Spring

12 March 2014

New Online Short Courses beginning this Spring

There are two new online short courses will begin this Spring.

'A Three Cornered Hat': Jews, Christians and Muslims in Encounter

24 February 2014

'A Three Cornered Hat': Jews, Christians and Muslims in Encounter

Jews, Christians and Muslims in Encounter is reviewed in The Tablet.

 

Intelligent Trust Project in Cambridge Research News

20 February 2014

Intelligent Trust Project in Cambridge Research News

Dr Shana Cohen and Dr Ed Kessler recently discussed the new Woolf Institute research project Intelligent Trust with Cambridge Research News.

Dr Sébastien Morlet arrives as Visiting Fellow

4 February 2014

Dr Sébastien Morlet arrives as Visiting Fellow

Dr Sébastien Morlet has arrived in Cambridge to begin his term as Woolf Institute as a Visiting Fellow.

Sughra Ahmed wins Muslim Woman of the Year

31 January 2014

Sughra Ahmed wins Muslim Woman of the Year

Woolf Institute's Sughra Ahmed has been named "Muslim Woman of the Year" at the 2014 British Muslim Awards.

Damas Gisimba Visiting Cambridge

27 January 2014

Damas Gisimba Visiting Cambridge

Damas Gisimba will shortly be giving an open lecture for the Cambridge Theological Federation and the Woolf Institute.

Bridging the Great Divide begins for 2014

15 January 2014

Bridging the Great Divide begins for 2014

Bridging the Great Divide, a collaborative course between the Woolf Institute and American University, Washington D.C. has begun for 2014.

Israel-Palestine Symposium

13 January 2014

Israel-Palestine Symposium

The Woolf Institute recently held a two-day Symposium, bringing together social activists from Israel and Palestine.

Research Page launched

10 January 2014

Research Page launched

The Woolf Institute website recently launched a new research section.

Perspectives Winter 2013/14 now live

18 November 2013

Perspectives Winter 2013/14 now live

This Interfaith Week sees the launch of Perspectives Winter edition 2013/14, a special edition marking 15 years of the Woolf Institute

Woolf Institute Visiting Fellowship 2015

8 November 2013

Woolf Institute Visiting Fellowship 2015

The Woolf Institute invites applications for its annual visiting fellowship.

Woolf Institute at the Festival of Ideas 2013

24 October 2013

Woolf Institute at the Festival of Ideas 2013

The Woolf Institute is delighted to announce its contribution to the 2013 Festival of Ideas: "From the margins to the mainstream - religions and beliefs in narratives of Britishness".

New Lecture Series: Assessing the Impact of Interfaith

1 October 2013

New Lecture Series: Assessing the Impact of Interfaith

The Woolf Institute will shortly be launching a high profile lecture series on the impact and future of interfaith relations.

Bridging the Great Divide 2014

2 August 2013

Bridging the Great Divide 2014

The Woolf Institute, together with the School of International Service at the American University in Washington, is delighted to announce that applications are now open for Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter.

New publication from Edward Kessler

8 July 2013

New publication from Edward Kessler

"Jews, Christians and Muslims in Encounter", published by SCM press, reflects on one of the most pressing challenges of our time: the current and historical relationships that exist between the faith-traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Beginning with discussion on the current state of Jewish-Christian relations, the volume also traces different biblical stories and figures, from Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, exploring both Jewish-Christian contact and controversy.

Faith in Social Action

2 July 2013

Faith in Social Action

On Friday 5th July, the Centre for Public Education at the Woolf Institute will be running a workshop on Faith in Social Action with Cambridgeshire County Council.

Woolf Institute Middlesex University collaboration announced

27 June 2013

Woolf Institute Middlesex University collaboration announced

The Woolf Institute is delighted to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Middlesex University to work together in the provision of a Middlesex University Doctorate in Professional Studies.

Junior Research Fellow position

21 June 2013

Junior Research Fellow position

The Woolf Institute in Cambridge invites applications for the position of a three-year junior research fellow to work on a comparative European study on trust.

Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships

4 June 2013

Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships

The Woolf Institute is delighted to announce the arrival of the Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships. These scholarships are intended to support outstanding research students at the University of Cambridge who have the potential to become exceptional leaders of the future. 

Junior Research Fellows to Join Woolf Team

30 May 2013

Junior Research Fellows to Join Woolf Team

The Woolf Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of two Junior Research Fellows.

Morocco Research Workshop

15 May 2013

Morocco Research Workshop

The Centre of Islamic Studies, together with the Woolf Institute, The British-Moroccan Society and The British Council Morocco, recently held its first Morocco Research Workshop, entitled 'Morocco: From WWII to Independence'.

European External Action Service Training

24 April 2013

European External Action Service Training

Deputy Director Shana Cohen recently led a workshop on Religion and Tolerance for EU diplomats at the EU's European External Action Service.

CPE hosts PLUS launch

21 April 2013

CPE hosts PLUS launch

CPE at the Woolf Institute will shortly be hosting the launch event of People Like Us (PLUS): an exciting new initiative bringing together faith communities to engage in creative learning events and activities.

Ed Kessler on "Jewish-Christian Relations in light of Vatican II"

15 April 2013

Ed Kessler on "Jewish-Christian Relations in light of Vatican II"

Dr Edward Kessler's recent lecture on "Jewish-Christian Relations in light of Vatican II" is now freely available to view.

Pope Francis and Jewish-Christian Relations

14 March 2013

Pope Francis and Jewish-Christian Relations

A new Pope has been elected to lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.

Trust and Trustworthiness: Chief Rabbi's lecture now available to view

6 March 2013

Trust and Trustworthiness: Chief Rabbi's lecture now available to view

Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Woolf Institute Lecture on "Trust and trustworthiness" is available to view.

Cardinal Kurt Koch visits the Woolf Institute

28 February 2013

Cardinal Kurt Koch visits the Woolf Institute

On the 26th February 2013 Cardinal Kurt Koch, head of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, visited the Woolf Institute.

Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges

25 February 2013

Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges

The e-learning course Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges began for the third year this week.

Faith and Social Action in Cambridgeshire

14 February 2013

Faith and Social Action in Cambridgeshire

The Centre for Public Education is currently holding focus groups as part of its new project "Faith and Social Action".

Pope Benedict XVI resigns

11 February 2013

Pope Benedict XVI resigns

On 11th February Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation.

You can find a number of articles by Dr Ed Kessler here.

New online course announced: Jewish-Christian Relations in the English Novel

11 February 2013

New online course announced: Jewish-Christian Relations in the English Novel

The Woolf Institute is delighted to announce the introduction of its first online short course, Jewish-Christian Relations in the English Novel.

Job vacancy: Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser

30 January 2013

Job vacancy: Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser

Applications are invited for the part-time position of Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser at the Woolf Institute.

Dr Edward Kessler on Beyond Belief

24 January 2013

Dr Edward Kessler on Beyond Belief

Dr Edward Kessler joins Ernie Rea and guests to discuss the reasons behind rising anti-Semitism in Europe.

Woolf Institute workshops at the Foreign Office

24 January 2013

Woolf Institute workshops at the Foreign Office

The Woolf Institute recently delivered the first ever course run by the Foreign Office on religion and foreign policy.

Woolf Institute Junior Research Fellowship

23 January 2013

Woolf Institute Junior Research Fellowship

The Woolf Institute wishes to appoint a Junior Research Fellow for the duration of three years.

Religion and Foreign Policy Seminars launch

21 December 2012

Religion and Foreign Policy Seminars launch

On the 19th December Baroness Warsi and the Most Reverend Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols launched a series of seminars on Religion and Foreign Policy for members of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, co-ordinated by the Woolf Institute.

The Book of Genesis in Late Antiquity

11 December 2012

The Book of Genesis in Late Antiquity

Woolf Institute Affiliated Lecturers Dr Emmanouela Grypeou and Dr Helen Spurling have recently written a new book exploring the relationship between Jewish and Christian biblical commentators on the book of Genesis.

Archbishop of Canterbury celebrates decade of Jewish-Christian Relations

5 December 2012

Archbishop of Canterbury celebrates decade of Jewish-Christian Relations

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams recently hosted a reception to celebrate a decade of Jewish Christian Relations, in which he commended the work of the Woolf Institute.

Journey into America Screening at the American Embassy

3 December 2012

Journey into America Screening at the American Embassy

Visiting Fellow Professor Akbar Ahmed was recently welcomed at the American Embassy at a special screening of his film: "Journey into America".

Job Vacancy: Academic Director CJCR

3 December 2012

Job Vacancy: Academic Director CJCR

Applications are invited for the position of Academic Director of the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations.

Visit to Doha International Centre for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID)

30 November 2012

Visit to Doha International Centre for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID)

The Rt Hon The Lord Woolf and Executive Director, Dr Edward Kessler recently visited Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID) in Qatar.

Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships

29 November 2012

Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships

A new PhD Scholarship for students interested in the study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims.

Job Opening: CPE Project Manager

29 November 2012

Job Opening: CPE Project Manager

The Woolf Institte is now looking for a Project Manager (open to job share) to help develop and manage our growing number of public education projects, housed in our Centre for Public Education (CPE).

Woolf Institute Visiting Fellowship 2014

16 November 2012

Woolf Institute Visiting Fellowship 2014

The Woolf Institute invites applications for its annual visiting fellowship.

Woolf Institute at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

5 November 2012

Woolf Institute at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

This Spring the Woolf Institute will deliver a new training programme to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, entitled: "Freedom of religion or belief".

Prestigious Award for CJCR alumnus

31 October 2012

Prestigious Award for CJCR alumnus

Aaron Petty, who recently completed the MSt in the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, has won first place in the Third Annual Religious Freedom Student Writing Competition.

Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges

30 October 2012

Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges

Applications are now open for the e-learning course: Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges (JCME).

Christian Anti-Judaism in Baroque Music

25 October 2012

Christian Anti-Judaism in Baroque Music

On the occasion of Michael Marissen’s tenure as a Visiting Fellow at the CJCR from September to November 2012, the CJCR held an international colloquium, Christian Anti-Judaism in Baroque Music, on 23–24 September.

Festival of Ideas 2012

13 September 2012

Festival of Ideas 2012

This Autumn the Woolf Institute will contribute two major lectures to the 2012 Festival of Ideas.

Dr Edward Kessler on Radio 4's Prayer for the Day

12 September 2012

Dr Edward Kessler on Radio 4's Prayer for the Day

Dr Edward Kessler delivered Radio 4's Prayer for the day from the 21st-22nd and 24th-28th September this month.

Bridging the Great Divide 2012

30 August 2012

Bridging the Great Divide 2012

Groundbreaking e-learning course resumes for 2012 with nearly 50 participants.

Jews and Christians: Perspectives on Mission

21 August 2012

Jews and Christians: Perspectives on Mission

New publication: September issue of Theological Studies focuses on Mission and Jewish-Christian relations, including essays by Dr Edward Kessler, Professor Gavin D'Costa and Professor John T. Pawlikowski.

Social Action in an Age of Austerity

15 August 2012

Social Action in an Age of Austerity

The Centre for Islamic Studies, the Woolf Institute, and Faith-based Regeneration Network are holding a workshop entitled "Social Action in an Age of Austerity" to be held in Cambridge on September 11th.

The World of the Cairo Genizah

2 August 2012

The World of the Cairo Genizah

An exciting new CMJR lecture series will be launched this Michaelmas.

 


Oasis of Peace Lecture 2012

17 July 2012

Oasis of Peace Lecture 2012

On the 11th July Dr Edward Kessler gave the 2012 Oasis of Peace lecture.

Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter

27 June 2012

Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter

The Woolf Institute, together with the School of International Service at the American University in Washington, is delighted to announce that applications are now open for its e-learning course, Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter.

Israeli-Palestinian Bereaved Families Forum

19 June 2012

Israeli-Palestinian Bereaved Families Forum

On the 18th June the Israeli-Palestinian Bereaved Families Forum visited the Woolf Institute Cambridge.

Work of the Woolf Institute highlighted in House of Lords Jubilee Debate

6 June 2012

Work of the Woolf Institute highlighted in House of Lords Jubilee Debate

On the 29th May the Woolf Institute was acknowledged in a House of Lords Debate around Faith Communities and the Diamond Jubilee.

Prestigious grant for CJCR student

6 June 2012

Prestigious grant for CJCR student

Jonathan Adams, a second-year student on the MSt in The Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, has recently received a substantial grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation through the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities.

Woolf Institute Dinner at Middle Temple

23 May 2012

Woolf Institute Dinner at Middle Temple

On Tuesday 23rd May 2012, 200 eminent guests attended the Woolf Institute’s fundraising dinner at Middle Temple.

Intertwined Worlds Launch

20 April 2012

Intertwined Worlds Launch

The first issue of Intertwined Worlds has now been launched.

Interview with the Archbishop of Canterbury's Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs

18 February 2012

Interview with the Archbishop of Canterbury's Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs

Woolf Institute Interview with the Revd Dr Toby Howarth, the Archbishop of Canterbury's Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs, now available.

 

Studentships and Bursaries - MSt in The Study of Jewish-Christian Relations

17 February 2012

Studentships and Bursaries - MSt in The Study of Jewish-Christian Relations

CJCR is pleased to offer up to two studentships covering tuition fees for both years (for UK/EU or international students) and a number of bursaries covering part of the tuition fees for entrants wishing to pursue the MSt beginning in the autumn of 2012.

Gathering of Voices: Interfaith Harmony Week 2012

16 February 2012

Gathering of Voices: Interfaith Harmony Week 2012

Full recordings of the Woolf Institute and Matheson Trust's World Interfaith Harmony Week event are now available.

CMJR announces New Visiting Fellows

15 February 2012

CMJR announces New Visiting Fellows

Professor Akbar Ahmed and Professor Susan Miller have been confirmed as the new Visiting Fellows for 2012-2013.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols Lecture

8 February 2012

Archbishop Vincent Nichols Lecture

On Wednesday the 8th February, Archbishop Vincent Nichols delivered a Woolf Institute public lecture on the subject of 'God in the City'.

 

Junior Research Fellowship 2012-13: Liberal Theology and "the Jews"

7 February 2012

Junior Research Fellowship 2012-13: Liberal Theology and "the Jews"

The Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations wishes to appoint a Junior Research Fellow for one year to assist the Academic Director, Lars Fischer, in establishing a research project on Liberal Theology and “the Jews” for which he has been awarded a British Academy Small Research Grant, and to undertake original research relevant to the project.

CPE Faith & Localism Launch

7 February 2012

CPE Faith & Localism Launch

On Tuesday 7th February the Centre for Public Education at the Woolf Institute presented a breakfast briefing on the forthcoming Faith & Localism pilot project.

Two faiths, one goal: the Chief Rabbi's Papal audience

13 December 2011

Two faiths, one goal: the Chief Rabbi's Papal audience

The visit of the Chief Rabbi to the Vatican, organised by the Woolf Institute and the Vatican's Cardinal Bea Centre, provided an opportunity to regain momentum in Jewish-Catholic relations at the highest level.

“Has Europe Lost its Soul?” Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks delivers Rome Lecture

12 December 2011

“Has Europe Lost its Soul?” Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks delivers Rome Lecture

On the 12th December the Woolf Institute co-hosted a lecture by Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks on the question "Has Europe Lost its Soul?" This lecture marked the occasion of the Chief Rabbi's private audience with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, an audience faciliated by the Woolf Institute's director Dr Edward Kessler.


Religious diversity in policing

23 November 2011

Religious diversity in policing

On Tuesday the 22nd of November, the Woolf Institute gave a seminar on Religious Diversity in Policing for the new intake of trainee officers for the Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

Barcelona Talk on Shared Pilgrimage Places among Muslims and Jews

18 November 2011

Barcelona Talk on Shared Pilgrimage Places among Muslims and Jews

Dr Josef (Yousef) Meri recently acted as an invited participant in the roundtable discussion: “Mediterranean Cities of Knowledge and Faith in the Middle Ages”, part of the international conference on “Mediterranean Cities: Civilisation and Development” (16-18 November 2011) in Barcelona, Spain.

Memorandum between Doha International Center for Inter-faith Dialogue (DICID) and the Woolf Institute

28 October 2011

Memorandum between Doha International Center for Inter-faith Dialogue (DICID) and the Woolf Institute

On October 26th the Doha International Center for Inter-faith Dialogue (DICID) and the Woolf Institute signed an agreement for bilateral academic co-operation.

Muslim-Jewish Student Initiative at St Edmund's College, Cambridge

27 October 2011

Muslim-Jewish Student Initiative at St Edmund's College, Cambridge

On 27 October 2011, CMJR Academic Director Dr Josef (Yousef) Meri, organised the first-ever Muslim-Jewish student initiative at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge.

Jews and Christians: Perspectives on Mission

26 October 2011

Jews and Christians: Perspectives on Mission

The Woolf Institute is pleased to announce the publication of Jews and Christians: Perspectives on Mission. This resource has been written by the Revd. Patrick Morrow, Rabbi Reuven Silverman and Prof. Daniel Langton and discussed in meetings of the Lambeth Jewish Forum, an informal meeting of Jews with Christians from the Church of England.

Adang Seminar focuses on fatwas for medieval Jewish legal history

26 October 2011

Adang Seminar focuses on fatwas for medieval Jewish legal history

On the 19th of October CMJR Visiting Fellow Dr Camilla Adang (Tel Aviv University) gave the first CMJR talk of the 2011-2012 academic year titled: "Jews in the Muslim Court: From the Classical to the Ottoman Period".

DAVAR Lecture: Muslims and Jews: the state of play

25 October 2011

DAVAR Lecture: Muslims and Jews: the state of play

On the 11th October Ed Kessler gave an evening lecture on the state of play in Muslim-Jewish Relations at Bristol University. This lecture was organised by DAVAR, an independent Jewish Cultural Institute, in partnership with Bristol City Council.

Dr Edward Kessler and Prof Gavin D'Costa: Jews, Christians and Mission

25 October 2011

Dr Edward Kessler and Prof Gavin D'Costa: Jews, Christians and Mission

On Tuesday 11th October Dr Edward Kessler and Prof Gavin D'Costa delivered papers on the place of mission in Christian-Jewish Relations at Bristol University's Theology Faculty. Approximately 50 attended the seminar, the highest attendance in many years.

The Reverend Dr Toby Howarth: Perspectives on Mission in 21st Century Britain

22 October 2011

The Reverend Dr Toby Howarth: Perspectives on Mission in 21st Century Britain

On the 22nd of November the Reverend Dr Toby Howarth visited the Woolf Institute to deliver a lecture on 'Perspectives on Mission in 21st Century Britain'. This seminar marked the launch of the Lambeth-Jewish Forum document: Jews and Christians: Perspectives on Mission.

MSt Graduate Martin Borysek begins doctoral studies in Cambridge

18 October 2011

MSt Graduate Martin Borysek begins doctoral studies in Cambridge

Recent MSt graduate, Martin Borysek, has returned to Cambridge as a doctoral student in the Faculty of Divinity.

JCME E-Learning Course returns

4 October 2011

JCME E-Learning Course returns

Following its successful launch during the previous academic year, the Woolf Institute's e-learning course, Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges, began again this week.

Intertwined Worlds Conference

19 September 2011

Intertwined Worlds Conference

The Centre for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations in conjunction with the Cambridge University Centre of Islamic Studies held a three day symposium Intertwined Worlds at Selwyn College, Cambridge University from 11-13 September 2011. The highlight of the event was an address by the Chief Rabbi, Lord Jonathan Sacks, marking the 10th anniversary of September 11th.

 

CMJR Visiting Fellowship 2012-2013

8 September 2011

CMJR Visiting Fellowship 2012-2013

The Centre for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations welcomes applications for the position of Visiting Fellow in the year 2012-2013.

 

British Academy grant for CJCR

1 August 2011

British Academy grant for CJCR

Dr Lars Fischer, Academic Director of the CJCR, has received a British Academy grant to begin to pursue a research project entitled ‘Liberal Theology and the Jews’. 

Dr Edward Kessler awarded MBE for services to interfaith relations

6 July 2011

Dr Edward Kessler awarded MBE for services to interfaith relations

Dr Edward Kessler, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to interfaith relations.

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