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Life and Death In Judaism and Islam Symposium

26th May, 2010




'Life and Death in Judaism and Islam' took place on 26th May 2010, St Edmund's College, Cambridge, and was organised by the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies (CIS) and the Centre for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations (CMJR). It consisted of four sessions:

  1. Medical practice at the end-of-life in Judaism and Islam
  2. Academic approaches to life and death in Judaism and Islam
  3. Religious Insights into Life and Death
  4. End-of-life Issues and Chaplaincy


Recordings of some of the sessions may be found below:

Session one: Medical practice at the end-of-life in Judaism and Islam

Video & Audio, Session One

Chair: Dr. Keith S. Taber (Faculty of Education and Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge) with: Professor David Katz, Chairman of the UK Jewish Medical Association and Professor of Immunopathology at UCL, London and Dr Aiman Alzetani, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Department of Thoracic Surgery.


Session two: Academic approaches to life and death in Judaism and Islam

Video & Audio, Session Two

Chair: Dr Navras Afreedi (Research Fellow at CMJR, Researcher in Indo-Judaic Studies at Department of Social Sciences, Gautam Buddha University, Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. With: Dr Hossein Godazgar, Reader in the Study of Islam and Muslims, Sociology of Religion, University of York, and Dr Simon Dein, UCL, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Medicine and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow.


Session three: Religious Insights into Life and Death

Chair: Reverend Andrew Brown (Minister of the Unitarian Church and Unitarian and Free Christian Chaplain, Cambridge)

With: Rabbi David Hulbert, Rabbi to a Jewish community on the north-eastern fringes of London. Eight years ago, together with Imam Fahim, he founded the East London Three Faiths Forum and Imam Mohammed Fahim, Imam at South Woodford Mosque, Essex

Video & Audio, Session Three


Session four: End-of-life Issues and Chaplaincy

Chair: Reverend Anne Aldridge (President of the College of Health Care Chaplains and Anglican Assistant Chaplain at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge). With: Imam Yunus Dudwhalla, Multifaith Manager and Chaplain at Newham University Hospital, London and Rabbi Amanda Golby, Chaplain at Southport District General Hospital, and Nottingham University Hospital.

Video & Audio, Session Four



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