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”
by Dr Katherine E. Brown, University of Birmingham Applications Leila Khalid and Ulrike Meinhof are two of the most iconic female terrorists of the last century. Leila Khalid was a member of the Palestinian Liberation Front and in 1969 was the first woman to hijack a plane. She then underwent cosmetic surgery so that … Continue reading “Women and Radicalisation II: Gendering Radicalisation Theory”
by Dr Katherine E. Brown, University of Birmingham Over the past few years it has come to the attention of policy makers and practitioners that women are also being radicalised and participate in political violence. This is of little surprise to those who have studied terrorism, as women across the world have always done so. … Continue reading “Women and Radicalisation”
The Sydney launch of the new book The Hillsong Movement Examined, coordinated by Dr Tanya Riches, was a fantastic event at Hillsong Church in Norwest, Sydney on Tuesday 27th February! The event was addressed by Lee Burns, the Hillsong Executive Vice President, who spoke about the Hillsong Global team’s response to receiving an invitation to be … Continue reading “‘The Hillsong Movement Examined’ launched in Sydney, Australia”
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 beliefswithout 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”
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”
Cadbury Centre Honorary Fellow Dr Iqtidar Cheema has been recently formally recognised by the State Senate of California for his services to global advocacy of human rights, religious freedom and interfaith. State Senator Bob Wieckowski on behalf of California State Senate confirmed the honour upon Dr Cheema, who is currently a member of the UN … Continue reading “Dr Iqtidar Cheema honoured by California State Senate”
Theology student Oliver Meek writes about an important conference held at the University of Birmingham in November.
Read Professor Jocelyne Cesari’s review of a book that discusses Muslim integration in Christian-Heritage societies.
Professor Candida Moss, Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology, writes a weekly column for the Daily Beast.