Sous les pavés, la plage! – by Rebecca Catto

A version of this essay originally appeared on The Immanent Frame, a forum of the Social Science Research Council, as part of the project “Is this all there is,” curated by Courtney Bender and Nancy Levene. With the question “Is this all there is?”, my mind immediately went to the ’68 French student protest slogan “Under … Continue reading “Sous les pavés, la plage! – by Rebecca Catto”

50 Places of Worship, 13 miles, 1 city, Infinite Variety

Creating Constellations in the City As humans, we often want to create order and patterns out of objects that we see that have no real relation to each other. The constellations in the stars are the classic case. Stars that are many millions of light years apart, to our eyes look as if they form … Continue reading “50 Places of Worship, 13 miles, 1 city, Infinite Variety”

The debut of the British Sikh Report at 10 Downing Street

The Edward Cadbury Centre is delighted to announce that Mandip Sahota, Dr Simran Jeet Singh and Jasvir Singh joined the Centre as honorary fellows in our Sikh studies programme. They are brilliant additions to our team with expertise in academia, interfaith and global politics, and we look forward to working with them to enhance the … Continue reading “The debut of the British Sikh Report at 10 Downing Street”

Oxford Three Faiths Encounter Week

  We successfully completed our first Oxford Three Faiths Week.  An opportunity for Christians, Muslims and Jews, to meet each other and to go ‘Beyond the Headlines.’ It’s been stimulating, inspiring, moving, transformative, deepened understanding…and the list goes on. Participants were drawn from across the United Kingdom (one from Zambia) to articulate their experiences over … Continue reading “Oxford Three Faiths Encounter Week”

Dr Iqtidar Cheema spoke at the United Nations conference to implement plan on ending violence and atrocities

by Dr Iqtidar Cheema Dr Iqtidar Cheema, the honorary fellow at the Edward Cadbury Centre spoke at the United Nations Implementation conference of Plan of action to Prevent Incitement to Violence that could Lead to Atrocity Crimes. The conference held at United Nations office in Vienna 13 to 15 February, and brought together various stake holders, … Continue reading “Dr Iqtidar Cheema spoke at the United Nations conference to implement plan on ending violence and atrocities”

Asylum Seeker Conversions: misconceptions inherent in the public response

by Dr Grace Milton, Research Fellow, Edward Cadbury Centre In the UK, religious conversion is generally considered to be a private matter.  Citizens have the legal right to hold and manifest religious beliefs[1]without fear of intervention or public criticism.  However, there are occasions when conversion, and its associated rituals, become a matter of intense public … Continue reading “Asylum Seeker Conversions: misconceptions inherent in the public response”

The Use of Place in Opening Up Dialogue

by Canon Dr Andrew Smith ‘So, remind me why we’re driving to Cornwall in a minibus to look at a muddy field …’ An obvious comment when you’re in a minibus heading down the M5 in the rain. The answer from the vicar might not be the one most people expect, ‘It’s my special place, … Continue reading “The Use of Place in Opening Up Dialogue”