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Three faiths, one question: why do good people do bad things?

Join Dr Jeremy Kidwell (Department of Theology & Religion) as speakers from three religions (Christianity, Islam, Sikhism) explore concepts and assumptions that underlie each and how these lead to differing worldviews. The starting point will be the question, 'Why good people do bad things?'

Dr Yafa Shanneik to hold workshop on displacement at DaDa Festival

Join Dr Yafa Shanneik (Department of Theology & Religion) and visual and performance artist Rachel Gadsden as they explore cultural identity, displacement, migration and empowerment in an interactive workshop and exhibition tour, part of DaDa (Disability and Deaf Arts) Festival in Liverpool.

Having faith in Faith

Dr Andrew Davies explains why politicians and policy-makers must bring religious groups into the fold in an article for Bright Blue, an independent UK liberal conservative think tank and pressure group.

Unexpected convergences: religious nationalism in Israel and Turkey

In a new article published in a special issue of the Religions Journal, Professor Jocelyne Cesari compares Israel and Turkey to demonstrate how religious nationalism can be analysed by a combination of historical institutionalism and conceptual history of religious ideas and doctrines.

Museum of the Bible's Dead Sea Scrolls turn out to be forgeries

Professor Candida Moss (Department of Theology & Religion) reports for The Daily Beast on the news that recent independent scientific testing on five fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls on display at the Museum of the Bible (USA) reveal that they are forgeries.

White widows: The myth of the deadliest jihadi women

Dr Katherine Brown argues that the idea that converts to Islam make the most violent jihadi women only disrupts counter-extremism efforts, in this insight article for the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

Book launch - Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls

Professor Charlotte Hempel is launch her new co-edited book (with George J. Brooke), the 'T&T Clark Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls' on Monday 1 October, 5-6pm. The companion comprises over 70 articles exploring the entire body of the key texts and documents labelled as Dead Sea Scrolls.

Was the Council of Nicaea church just found under a lake?

Professor Candida Moss reports for The Daily Beast on the discovery of ancient Roman ruins in Turkey, which are believed to be the long-sought remains of the church which hosted one of the most important events in Christianity.

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