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Woolf Institute Paris Event

11 January 2017

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Woolf Institute Paris Event: "Religion, social action and urban policy: London and Paris face to face"

This event drew together scholars and activists from the UK and France to discuss interfaith communication and its relationship to social action. The event, held in Paris was part of the PSL-Cambridge collaboration scheme and organised by the Woolf Institute and GSRL (CNRS). It continues the ongoing Woolf Institute on trust between communities and major in major European cities. Read Dr Sami Everett's blog post on the event here.

Click on each photo below to watch the various sessions.


Professors Portier and Tombs give an historical and sociological overview of religion multicultural integration and assimilation in London & Paris

Professors Portier and Tombs

Diana Pinto, Nilüfer Göle & Mohamed Bajrafil discuss the difficulties of interfaith in France focusing on laïcité, interreligious knowledge and shifts in this work since the Paris attacks in 2015

N Gole

Rabbi Gluck OBE gives examples of facilitating dialogue

Rabbi Gluck

Ben Gidley and Arié Alimi give 'thick description' of ethnoreligious diversity in the East End (London) & Sarcelles (Paris region); Omar Khan and Estelle Barthélémy provide statistical analysis and practical examples of how to address discrimination in employment

Omar Khan


Julie Siddiqi, Alexis Artaud de la Ferrière & David Barclay on their political engagements through faith

Julie Siddiqi







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