Emergent Religious Pluralism(s)

17th @ 10:45 - 18th April, 2018 @ 17:15

Woolf Institute


Emergent Religious Pluralism(s)

An Interdisciplinary Conference at the Woolf Institute

17 - 18 April 2018 

The concept of religious pluralism has been at the centre of major political developments and discourse in recent years. The rise of the Hindu right in India has contributed to an increasing sense of marginalisation amongst non-Hindu minorities, and Muslims in particular. Donald Trump's divisive rhetoric and persistent attempts to impose a Muslim travel ban have similarly left Muslim minorities in the U.S. feeling targeted. In war torn countries throughout the Middle East, the place of the dwindling Christian communities looks ever more precarious, and the rich tradition of pluralism seems to be disappearing. Across Europe controversial attempts, both legal and political, to manage the challenge of religious diversity have led to heated debates on how to deal with difference. At the heart of these developments, the very ideal of religious pluralism itself is being contested. But how have changing realities on the ground informed the ideal of religious pluralism itself in different parts of the world?


See the programme here (updated 16/04/18).

On 18 April 2018 at 5.15pm, the conference, Emergent Religious Pluralism(s), will be followed by the launch of the Woolf Institute research report 'Beyond Dialogue? Interfaith Engagement in Delhi, Doha and London', and the opening of 'Faces of Faith', a photography exhibition by Woolf Research Fellows, John Fahy and Jan-Jonathan Bock. Details can be found here.


John Fahy, Georgetown University and Woolf Institute, Cambridge

Jan-Jonathan Bock, Woolf Institute

Sami Everett, CRASSH, University of Cambridge


Registration is now open.

Fees are £35 (full price) or £15 (student concession).

Lunch and refreshments are included in the fee.

How to book

Please see here to book your tickets. 

For any further details, please contact Jan-Jonathan Bock: jjb71@cam.ac.uk

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