Woolf Institute in the Press
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On 6th April Sughra Ahmed spoke on BBC4's Thought for the Day.
On 30th March Sughra Ahmed spoke on BBC4's Thought for the Day.
Ed Kessler interviewed by The Independent on 'Tolerance and Intolerance in the Jewish, Christian and Muslim Scriptures'.
An article by Dr Shana Cohen has been published on The Conversation's website.
An article in The Tablet on Nostra Aetate and the new Vatican document The Gifts and Calling of God are Irrevoacable by Ed Kessler.
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.
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.'
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.
On 3 December the ground was broken at the Woolf Institute's new building site at Westminster College.
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