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50 Years after Nostra Aetate

January 2016

50 Years after Nostra Aetate

An article in The Tablet on Nostra Aetate and the new Vatican document The Gifts and Calling of God are Irrevoacable by Ed Kessler.

Religion and Foreign Policy

December 2015

Religion and Foreign Policy

The Times published an article on religion and foreign policy training, much of which focussed on the work undertaken by the Woolf Institute with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Report of the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life

December 2015

Report of the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life

The Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life, convened by the Woolf Institute, was published on 7th December.  The report, 'Living with Difference: community, diversity and the common good' was launched on 7th December, and is the culmination of a two-year study by a board of twenty Commissioners, chaired by Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, GBE with Dr Ed Kessler as Vice-Chair.

One of the goals of the Commission was to generate a national debate about the place of religion and belief and in the first two days it resulted in 60 national newspaper articles and reached nearly two million on twitter. Indeed its first recommendation is: ‘A national conversation should be launched across the UK by leaders of faith communities and ethical traditions to create a shared understanding of the fundamental values underlying public life.  It would take place at all levels and in all regions.  The outcome might be a statement of the principles and values which foster the common good, and which should underpin and guide public life.'

BBC Beyond Belief

December 2015

BBC Beyond Belief

Ed Kessler appeared on BBCR4 ‘Beyond Belief’ which examined the significance of the publication of the Vatican document 'Nostra Aetate' which transformed relations between the Roman Catholic Church and other religions, most notably Judaism.

December 2015

Woolf Institute building construction begins

On 3 December the ground was broken at the Woolf Institute's new building site at Westminster College.

Thought for the Day

October 2015

Thought for the Day

Sughra Ahmed recently delivered another Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4.

Lord Ian Blair on BBC Radio4

October 2015

Lord Ian Blair on BBC Radio4

The topic was trust in leadership.

Thought for the Day

October 2015

Thought for the Day

Sughra Ahmed recently delivered her Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4.

August 2015

Strangers No More

Dr Edward Kessler writes in The Tablet on 1 August 2015.

BBC Radio 4 Sunday

July 2015

BBC Radio 4 Sunday

On Sunday 26 July 2015, Dr Edward Kessler together with Dr Muhammed Bari, from the East London Mosque, took part in a special edition of the BBC Radio 4 Sunday programme which was broadcast live from the East London Mosque.

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