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The Woof Institute has developed Summer School opportunities to commence in summer 2019. The primary aim of the summer school is to offer a programme of study for students that will draw on the research and teaching expertise of staff and doctoral students at the Woolf Institute, as well as teaching staff of the University of Cambridge.

The Summer Schools aim to offer programmes of study for students that will draw on the research and teaching expertise of academics and doctoral scholars at the Woolf Institute, as well as academics within Cambridge. Given the remit of our work at the Woolf Institute, the curriculum will include an interdisciplinary approach to the study of interreligious and interfaith relations.

The summer school aims to increase tolerance and interdependence through the design of a curriculum and a learning environment conducive to academic study and fostering understanding of the diversity of beliefs, attitudes and perspectives.

Participants will sit alongside Master's students from the Cambridge Theological Federation who are working towards one of four MA degrees recently accredited by Anglia Ruskin University. Participants have the opportunity to undertake one Summer School as an accredited MA module or choose to take one or more for interest only and receive a Woolf Institute Certificate of Completion.

Led by Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner, Religion and Society from the Medieval to the Modern examines the interactions between religion and society and between the different religious communities, with a focus on Jews and Muslims, in the Middle East, southern Europe and the Balkans from the medieval era to modern times. This will be offered: 1 - 14 July 2019.

Led by Dr Julian Hargreaves, New Neighbours: Diverse Parishes adopts a multidisciplinary approach to questions and debates around citizenship, identity, integration, cohesion, migration, and discrimination within religiously and ethnically diverse communities in the UK. The module will be divided into an introduction to the main themes, an exploration of the key theoretical frameworks (national identity, nationalism, and racism, for example) and the key evidence-based studies pertaining to the themes described above. This will be offered: 15 July - 28 July 2019.

Led by Dr Ed Kessler, Interfaith Relations from Theory to Encounter adopts historical, theological and pastoral approaches to questions and debates around interfaith relations. The module will be divided into an introduction to the main themes, an exploration of the key texts and key moments in the interfaith encounter pertaining to the themes described above.[This module will be offered in the summer 2020.]

For further information, how to apply and details of accreditation and fees, contact eth22@cam.ac.uk.