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First PhD Scholarship Awardee to Graduate

29th April 2019

The Woolf Institute is delighted to announce that Austin Tiffany graduated on Saturday 27 April 2019. Austin is the first PhD awardee of the Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarship to graduate. This scholarship is jointly funded by the Woolf Institute and the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust.

Conducted through Cambridge University's Department of Sociology, Austin's thesis, Pedagogies and Practice, examined the impact of religious diversification on Jewish and Christian theological education and clerical practice. He studied 11 seminaries and interviewed over 130 participants, revealing the difficulties in implementing interreligious education and exposing a gap between training and practice as it concerns religious diversity.

Austin says "This thesis was made possible by the countless people who have supported me over the years. To everyone at the Institute, my supervisor, Fitzwilliam College and the Cambridge Trust, thank you."

Austin now serves as the Executive Manager of the International Community of the Holy Sepulchre, a new organisation that seeks to support Christians and their Churches in Israel, the Palestinian Territories, and Jordan through advocacy, raising awareness, and action.

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