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Merete Bilde talking about religion and foreign policy in the European Union

Merete Bilde talking about religion and foreign policy in the European Union

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Merete Bilde, policy advisor at the European External Action Service (EEAS) of the European Union in Brussels, came to the University of Birmingham on 16 May 2017 to speak about the role of religion in EU foreign politics
Date:
17/05/2017
Why do the French fear Islam?

Why do the French fear Islam?

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Professor Jocelyne Cesari writes about the fear of Islam in France. She argues that this fear is fuelled by three political and cultural factors: War on Terror, Salafization of Islamic thinking, and French laicite.
Date:
17/05/2017
United for Peace - Unity through Poetry celebrated common values of love, peace and understanding

United for Peace - Unity through Poetry celebrated common values of love, peace and understanding

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United for Peace – Unity through Poetry took place on May 10, 2017 in the Multi Faith Chaplaincy at the University of Birmingham. It was an evening of poetry, music and silent reflection that celbrated, through the medium of poetry, the common values of respect, love, peace, compassion and understanding.
Date:
17/05/2017
Loving the election?

Loving the election?

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Cadbury Centre Honorary Fellow Dr Heather Buckingham writes about the General Election campaign. While the election seems to be dominated by fear, Buckingham suggests that it can be approached in a different way, loving, rather than fearful.
Date:
17/05/2017
Dr Alessandro Falcetta lecture

Dr Alessandro Falcetta lecture

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Dr Alessandro Falcetta will be giving a lecture on London on J. Rendel Harris, the subject of his Birmingham PhD research, on 25 May 2017.
Date:
05/05/2017
Dr Elizabeth Harris publishes article on Christian-Buddhist relations in Sri Lanka

Dr Elizabeth Harris publishes article on Christian-Buddhist relations in Sri Lanka

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In her new article, Dr Elizabeth Harris writes about a group of Sri Lankan Christians who sought rapprochement with Buddhism in the middle of the twentieth century.
Date:
03/05/2017
Non-religious Britons and Canadians perceive a conflict between science and religion

Non-religious Britons and Canadians perceive a conflict between science and religion

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Cadbury Centre Honorary Fellow Rebecca Catto draws upon findings from sociological research to illustrate the observation that non-religious people in Canada and the UK appear to be the most likely to perceive a necessary clash between science and religion.
Date:
28/04/2017
The Multimedia Yasna Project awarded €2.5 million

The Multimedia Yasna Project awarded €2.5 million

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Professor David Parker and Dr Catherine Smith are members of the team working on a European Research Council Advanced Grant, for the project 'The Multimedia Yasna'.
Date:
26/04/2017
Easter eggs and the hollowness of religious illiteracy

Easter eggs and the hollowness of religious illiteracy

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Professor Francis Davies writes about the instinct to remove religious words and imagery from the public square in the University of Birmingham's Perspectives.
Date:
24/04/2017
How to curb violence in the name of Islam

How to curb violence in the name of Islam

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Professor Jocelyne Cesari writes in the Middle East Monitor that Islam needs to be independent of political power, not reformed further, to curb violence.
Date:
24/04/2017
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