Perspectives is the Woolf Institute magazine published twice a year.
Current edition: Movement and Migration
Marking the arrival of the London 2012 Olympics this edition takes Movement and Migration as its theme, exploring the various ways in which movement, and the movement of ideas, have impacted on relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Translation and Interpretation
Taking Translation and Interpretation as its theme, this edition took its inspiration from the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible, including interviews with Simon Schama and Rabbi Dame Julia Neuberger, poetry by Akbar Ahmed and articles by Father Henry Wansbrough, Gorazd Andrejc and Daniel Cowdin.
Discussions at the Institute over the past six months have focused on Marginalised Minorities against the backdrop of our study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims. With our stream of international visiting fellows, student exchanges and collaborations within the academy, we are sensitive to developments in policy and other symptoms of change in relations between and treatment of faith groups, nationally and internationally. Yet the theme has also attracted wider public attention of late, not least during the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Scotland and England, in the many column inches deconstructing what David Cameron's plans for a Big Society really mean for communities, and in Angela Merkel's admission of the "utter failure of multiculturalism in Germany".
Faith and Reason
As we recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of our work against the backdrop of the 800th anniversary of the University of Cambridge, the theme of this issue arose as from our discussion of the place of faith and reason in education. It is part of the quest to respond effectively to the needs of interfaith relations in a wider, often secular society.
Writing for Perspectives
Perspectives features news and developments at the Institute, including student and alumni updates, and academic articles from a range of highly respected contributors. Due to limitations of space we can only print a list of suggested further reading for our academic articles but if you are interested in a particular area we are usually able to issue full academic bibliographies on request.
- Esther Haworth, Ed Kessler: Editors
- Alice Thompson, Editorial Assistant
- Emma Harris, Sub Editor
- Trisha Kessler, Culture
- Lars Fischer, Features
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