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The Death of God in the University?: A multi-faith talk

When Sep 29, 2016
from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Eastwood Room, Postdoc Centre @ Mill Lane
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The Death of God in the University?: A multi-faith talk

Panel Discussion - 29th September, Registration begins at 5.30 p.m. for 6.00 p.m. start, The Eastwood Room


This event will bring together a number of leading Faith Practitioners in a forum to identify varied experiences of spirituality and belief held within the university. There will be representatives on the panel from Anglican, Jewish, Muslim and other religious faiths with an opportunity to discuss the role of faith in a University setting and its role in international multi faith institutions. There will be a further reception after the event where additional faith practitioners will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the richness and diversity of faith.





Gary Neave Church of England Revd. Garry Neave is the Church of England's National Adviser for Further and Higher Education. He has worked in schools, FE and HE as a teacher, lecturer, senior manager and Education Director and served for 15 years as Chaplain to a large tertiary college. In his current role, he works with dioceses, universities and their chaplains, as well as multi-faith and ecumenical bodies, and leads on national policy issues, such as the Church's response to the HE and Research Bill and the Prevent agenda. He has a particular interest in pastoral care and counselling, in leadership development and in managing change in complex organisations. Garry lives in Harlow, where he serves as Assistant Priest in a local parish.
Ed Kessler Judaism Dr Edward Kessler, MBE is Founder Director of the Woolf Institute and a Fellow of St Edmunds College. He is a leading thinker in interfaith relations, primarily, Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations. In 2007, Dr Kessler was described by The Times Higher Education Supplement as 'probably the most prolific interfaith figure in British academia' and was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to interfaith relations. He has written or edited 11 books and dozens of articles. His most recent book is entitled Jews, Christians and Muslims (SCM, 2013) and a new book on Jesus is due to be published in 2016.
Amra Bone Islam Dr Amra Bone has worked as a Chaplain at Warwick University and at Bristol University. She has a degree in Arabic studies from Leeds, and a PhD in Islamic Studies from Birmingham. She has lectured at Birmingham, Warwick and Bristol and has this year been a course convenor for Islam and Gender at Cambridge Muslim College. She has also featured regularly on Radio and Television in connection with Shariah Councils as she has been Europe's only Female Sharia Council Panellist for the past 11 years.
Reuven Leigh Judaism Rabbi Reuven Leigh is the director of Chabad of Cambridge and The Cambridge Lehrhaus, has served as a chaplain to Jewish students at Cambridge University since 2003, and is a member of the Cambridge University Multi-faith Forum.
Ankur Barua Hinduism Dr Ankur Barua is a lecturer in Hindu Studies at the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge and is the Director of the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme.


Those who will attend and be available at the reception:

Name Faith Bio
Dr John Binns Church of England John Binns is Vicar of Great St Mary's the University Church.  He is also an Honorary Canon of Ely Cathedral.  He has a special interest in Eastern Orthodox Christianity, and has published books and articles on this tradition of Christianity.  He was one of the founders of the Chaplaincy to University Staff, and has been involved in its management throughout.
Peter Hayler Church of England Peter Hayler is responsible for the church's ministry to the University and he is also the Associate Vicar at Great St. Mary's. He works in partnership with the Equality and Diversity section and he manages the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Centre.
Rachael Harris Buddhism Rachael Harris is the University of Cambridge Buddhist Chaplain. She practises and teaches meditation at the Samatha Trust and she also runs short courses in mindfulness and meditation.


Registration begins at 5.30p.m. for a 6.00 p.m. start.


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