Newsletter No. 2 | March 1, 2017
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News
Public Engagement

At this event in Washington on February 27, 2017, Cadbury Centre research leads Andrew Davies, Francis Davis, Jocelyne Cesari and Katherine Brown explored ways religious studies can be relevant to international policymaking.

Jocelyne Cesari compared 'Governmental and Societal Religious Discrimination in Democratic and Autocratic States' at the International Studies Association's Annual Convention in Baltimore, Feburary 22 - 25, 2017.

Honorary Fellows Elizabeth Harris and Andrew Smith participated in an Anglican-Lutheran-Buddhist Consultation in Yangon, Myanmar, January 16 - 20, 2017.


Blog Posts

Jocelyne Cesari argues that t he politicization of religion cannot be explained by the ideas of religious doctrines but by the interactions between religious and political actors, institutions and ideas.

Francis Davis reflects on Holocaust Memorial Day in his column in The Catholic Times.

Publications

Honorary Fellow Iqtidar Cheema has written a report about the constitutional and legal challenges that religious minorities face in India. The report has been published by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Honorary Fellow Imam Monawar Hussain explores how different religious traditions envisage individual spiritual journeys to God in his  new book.

Professor Jocelyne Cesari presented at the International Studies Association's Annual Convention in Baltimore, February 22, 2017.
Dr. Iqtidar Cheema, Honorary Fellow of The Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion
Imam Monawar Hussain, Honorary Fellow of The Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion
Upcoming Events
It is not too late to see Michael Wear talking about  Faith in the Obama White House at the University of Birmingham!

Honorary Fellow Liz Hingley's project  Making Space: Celebrating Women at the University of Birmingham, launches on International Women's Day (March 8, 2017)

The Oxford Foundation, in partnership with the Cadbury Centre, will host an event entitled,  United for Peace: Unity through Poetry on May 10, 2017. We are looking for participants from across the faith, cultural, and non-faith traditions who will read, chant and sing poetry that will speak across different cultures and faiths affirming the values of peace, love, wisdom, unity and harmony. To find out more about how to participate in this even, please visit the  Eventbrite online page.

Honorary Fellow Dr. Alison Gray will be speaking at the  Silent Prejudice: Stigma, spirituality and mental health’ Conference, hosted by the Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group Conference on April 21, 2017.

More Events
Francis Davis, Michael Wear and his wife Melissa at 10 Downing Street on February 28, 2017.
Elizabeth Hingley, Honorary Fellow of The Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion and Visiting Artist at the University of Birmingham
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