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#WoolfWatch Week Three

Published April 06, 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 Three!

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


The Woolf Institute Lecture Series offers us the opportunity to listen to talks by senior British academics, politicians and activists. In 2018, we had the honour of welcoming Revd Dr Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge and former Archbishop of Canterbury, to speak with us about 'The Importance of Interfaith in Terms of Social Justice'. Rowan will also be featuring in our upcoming video series, COVID-19 Chronicles, premiering this Wednesday April 8, 2020.


What does the end of the world look like?

This week's podcast recommendation is Naked Reflections episode Apocalypse Not Now, chaired by Dr Ed Kessler MBE. Dr Freya Jephcott, a Junior Research Fellow of Queens' College Cambridge and a researcher at the Cambridge Infectious Diseases centre, discusses the underlying issues affecting pandemics, including poverty, climate change, antibiotic resistance and more. Joining her is Dr Alexander Massmann, a researcher from The Faraday Institute studying questions of theology, genetics and evolution, and in this episode he discusses historical and contemporary interpretations of apocalypses within religious communities and literature. Naked Reflections is now being recorded remotely with weekly episodes being published here.


'Adeboye situates his understanding of the pandemic’s spread on a playing field that straddles between the material and ethereal realms'

Honorary PhD Scholar Christopher Wadibia has been completing fieldwork in Nigeria for his PhD research on the relationship between Pentecostalism and sustainable development through the employment of the development programmes of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). In his blog, Pentecostalism and the COVID-19 Pandemic in Nigeria, Christopher explores how this community and its leaders are adapting to the new and quickly changing faith landscape in terms of practice and attempting to understand the current climate in which we live. You can read Christopher's blog here.


What is the meaning of trust in practice within interfaith relations in Europe under austerity and in an era of continuing recession?

In 2007, the economic recession provoked substantial discussion within the public sphere regarding the decline of trust in the State and major private institutions like banks. 'Trust in Crisis' examined the practical importance of trustworthiness and trust to addressing problems generated by the recession by researching religious communities in Paris, London, Berlin and Rome. You can download the report here.

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