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#WoolfWatch Week Seven

Published May 07, 2020 by Tara Zammit

As we are now working or staying at home during this time of isolation and social distancing, we thought it would be nice to share a list of some of our home entertainment recommendations. We are calling this new series #WoolfWatch. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn for more updates in the coming weeks and welcome to Week Seven!

We send our best wishes to you all at this time and hope you enjoy our series.


As one of the biggest streaming services in the world, Netflix has a massive platform and international audience with thousands of subscribers joining every month. In our Binging Religion webinar series, we've brought in academics and researchers to discuss the representation of religious topics and communities in Netflix series and films like Messiah, The Two Popes and Unorthodox. You can check out our recordings of these webinars here and check our Events page for upcoming series.


In times of crisis, we often turn to our leaders for guidance and advice. We can see this happening around the world right now as countries attempt to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. But do we actually believe what our scientific, religious and political leaders have to say? Or has the internet made us feel like we know it all ourselves? This week's podcast recommendation is Who Believes Experts Anymore? from our Naked Reflections podcast series. Dr Ed Kessler, Revd Neil Thorogood, Alissa Symon and Dr Patrick Nash discuss leadership in theology, politics and the law and how our perceptions of our leaders may be changing. You can listen here and subscribe to Naked Reflections here.


How is one of the holiest cities in the world for the Abrahamic faiths coping with the COVID-19 pandemic? Dr Austin Tiffany, former Woolf Institute PhD Scholar, writes about how the Christian community in Jerusalem is adapting to the current crisis in our newest blog post. You can read Austin's blog here. Interested in writing a blog of your own?

Email with your thoughts - we'd love to hear from you.


How do you condense years worth of research and study into only six minutes? Just ask the members of our team! Each November, we hold our Woolf Institute Annual Research Day with most of these six minute talks being recorded and available for you to watch online. In November 2019, our researchers covered topics ranging from music in the Syrian diaspora to managing sacred spaces, from military service in Israel to Muslim-Christian relations in Nigeria. You can catch up on all of this year's videos here.

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