The Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion

The Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion was established in 2014 to enhance the public understanding of religion regionally, nationally and internationally through a series of distinctive, strategic and engaged interdisciplinary programmes. We deliver innovative, interdisciplinary, impact-driven and internationally-excellent research exploring the significance of religious belief and practice for public and professional life, working with faith communities and policy makers to develop informed agendas for social transformation.



09 August 2018

Census category calls divide Britain's Sikh community

Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal, Senior Lecturer in Sikh Studies, is quoted in The Hindu, an Indian daily newspaper, about the recent news that Sikhs may get an ethnic tick box in the 2021 Census. The topic has generated a lot of discussion within the British Sikh community and is seen as an important issue.

08 August 2018

A conspiracy to suppress Mary Magdalene? No longer just a Dan Brown plotline

Professor Candida Moss writes for the Daily Beast about recent scholarly research that suggests there was a conspiracy to diminish the status and memory of Mary Magdalene. Professors Hugh Houghton and David Parker in the Department of Theology & Religion are also mentioned in the article.

07 August 2018

The bloodbath at a holy shrine that launched global jihad

Professor Jocelyne Cesari is quoted in OZY in an article on the Grand Mosque of Mecca attack of 1979. Cesari argues that the year was the turning point in the rise of Saudi policy of exporting its doctrine of Wahhabi Islam all over the Muslim world.

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