News in Theology and Religion

New evidence of how Romans would have crucified Jesus - Candida Moss reports for The Daily Beast

New evidence of how Romans would have crucified Jesus - Candida Moss reports for The Daily Beast

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The Romans normally tied victims to the cross - but a grave in Italy provides new archaeological evidence that the Biblical account of the Crucifixion may have been right all along.
Date:
13/06/2018
The state of political Islam and the questions and myths that surround its development

The state of political Islam and the questions and myths that surround its development

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Professor Jocelyne Cesari featured on a panel discussion on the state of political Islam and the questions and myths that surround its development organised by the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institute.
Date:
11/06/2018
Gender mentioned only six times in Government's new counter-terrorism strategy - Katherine Brown suggests three improvements

Gender mentioned only six times in Government's new counter-terrorism strategy - Katherine Brown suggests three improvements

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Dr Katherine Brown writes for Connect Futures, an organisation that delivers training courses on violence and extremism, on the importance of gender in UK security policies, the "missing link in counter-terrorism".
Date:
11/06/2018
Codex Gigas, the dark legend of the Devil's Bible - Hugh Houghton talks to Historium Unearthia

Codex Gigas, the dark legend of the Devil's Bible - Hugh Houghton talks to Historium Unearthia

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Professor Hugh Houghton talks to Historium Unearthia, a podcast dedicated to uncovering history's unbelievable stories, about the "Devil's Bible", so called because of its very unusual full-page portrait of the devil and the legend surrounding its creation.
Date:
11/06/2018
The biggest myths about the resurrection - and four other articles by Candida Moss on early Christianity

The biggest myths about the resurrection - and four other articles by Candida Moss on early Christianity

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In a series of five articles published in The Daily Beast, Professor Candida Moss looks at the latest Biblical studies research and debunks some myths of early Christianity.
Date:
06/06/2018
The debut of the British Sikh Report at 10 Downing Street

The debut of the British Sikh Report at 10 Downing Street

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The Edward Cadbury Centre welcomed three new honorary fellows in the area of Sikh studies. Our fellows are involved in the British Sikh Report, which was presented at 10 Downing Street earlier this year.
Date:
04/06/2018
Was one of the world's oldest Bible passages found in a garbage dump?

Was one of the world's oldest Bible passages found in a garbage dump?

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Last Thursday, the Oxford-based Oxyrhynchus Society announced the discovery of a second-century piece of the Gospel of Mark from a dig in an Egyptian garbage dump - Candida Moss reports for the Daily Beast.
Date:
30/05/2018
Women and radicalisation II: gendering radicalisation theory

Women and radicalisation II: gendering radicalisation theory

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Katherine Brown writes a follow-up article for The Cadbury Centre Blog on Religion in Politics and Public Life
Date:
24/05/2018

'Europe's New Migrants: Marriage Practices and Policies' conference report

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Dr Yafa Shanneik reflects on the recent conference which provided an interactive platform to explore from legal, religious and social perspectives the many issues related to marriage practices of Muslim migrants in Europe and was an opportunity to hear about and discuss the research findings of academics and legal practitioners from the UK, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Finland.
Date:
23/05/2018

CIFoRB launch Forced Conversions and forced marriages in Sindh report

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The Commonwealth Initiative for Freedom of Religion and Belief report into the reality of forced conversions and marriages in Pakistan and how UK and Commonwealth Parliamentarians can help.
Date:
23/05/2018
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