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CIP Grant Successes

last modified Jul 15, 2020 03:57 PM
Congratulations Esra Özyürek; Dr Julia Snyder, and Dr Daniel Weiss; Dr Safet HadziMuhamedovic
There have been various small grant successes recently, all related to CIP, that we can celebrate. I list all three first, and then provide further details of each for those who wish it below:
  1. Esra Özyürek has been awarded a DAAD-Cambridge project to fund a three year long series of workshops: Entangled and Disentangled Otherings: Critical Perspectives on the Relationship of Antisemitism and racism.
  2. Scripture & Violence Project.
  3. Dr  Safet HadziMuhamedovic 2020 has been awarded a Cambridge Public Engagement Starter Fund: Shared Sacred Landscapes: Interfaith Dialogues in Cambridge
    Congratulations to all of them!
    Further details
     
    1. DAAD-Cambridge project to fund a three year long series of workshops: Entangled and Disentangled Otherings: Critical Perspectives on the Relationship of Antisemitism and racism.
     
    Entangled and Disentangled Otherings: Critical Perspectives on the Relationship of Antisemitism and racism. Three planned workshops will build on a workshop organized by Center for Anti-Semitism Research in Technical University, International Consortium for Research on Antisemitism and Racism, and Martin-Buber Chair for Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, funded by Fritz Thyssen Stiftung and Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. The series we will organize at Cambridge will be a collaboration between Cambridge Interfaith Programme at Divinity Faculty, Antisemitism Research Center at Technical University, Berlin, and Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism at Birkbeck University, London. It will bring together leading scholars who work on Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and other kinds of racism and discrimination, and especially those who focus on the complicated relationships among them. In our first meeting in Cambridge we will talk about what are the conditions that make alliances between activist groups possible and also difficult. The second meeting will be done with a select number of scholars who took part in the first and second workshops and will focus on a book manuscript and the third workshop will be dedicated to working on a research grant to be submitted to major research funders in the UK and in Germany.  
     

    2. Scripture & Violence Project Awarded Impact Grant

    A grant has been awarded to Dr Julia Snyder, Dr Daniel Weiss, and CIP to equip religious and interfaith leaders to address common concerns about religion, scripture, and violence.

    A variety of online and print resources are being developed for leaders of religious and interfaith organizations to use in training their own members to grapple with scriptures that seem to condone violence – from their own tradition or other traditions – and to respond to concerns in wider society about these scriptures and the religious traditions that consider them sacred. The resources are designed to allow group leaders easily, confidently, and effectively to facilitate nuanced discussions about these issues.A £10,000 grant from the Arts and Humanities Impact Fund at the University of Cambridge will support development of these resources, which focus on scriptures from the Christian, Muslim, and Jewish traditions.
    The project builds on academic research contained in Snyder and Weiss, eds., Scripture and Violence (London: Routledge, 2020), and a series of AHIF-funded impact events organized by Dr Giles Waller and Dr Weiss in 2019.
    The project coordinators are currently seeking religious and interfaith organizations to help pilot test materials, at online or in-person workshops. If your church, mosque, synagogue, interfaith group, or student religious society is interested in holding such a workshop, please contact Dr Snyder at jas249@cam.ac.uk.

    Resources will be available at www.scriptureandviolence.org beginning later this year.

    3. Cambridge Public Engagement Starter Fund: Shared Sacred Landscapes: Interfaith Dialogues in Cambridge

    Safet will develop an exhibition of anthropological photography, a public symposium and an interactive website to further our understanding of sacred environments shared by different religious communities. Inaugurated during the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week in 2021, the exhibition will showcase diverse examples of co-orchestrated rituals, feasts and shared sacred spaces that speak of rich historical and present-day encounters in the polities increasingly partitioned along the lines of religious identity. Building upon Safet’s ethnographic research of syncretic religion in the Mediterranean, the symposium will consider the importance of shared landscapes and their main obstacles in different contemporary contexts. The project will also establish a partnership and knowledge exchange between the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme (CIP) and the Cambridge Central Mosque.

     

     

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