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Religions - Philosophy - 30.06.2016
Leading theologians urge the Church of England to celebrate same-sex relationships
Leading theologians have called on the Church of England to recognise and celebrate same-sex relationships at its forthcoming General Synod, warning that to take a hard line on the subject would be "suicidal".

Religions - Administration - 03.06.2016
Revd James Craig appointed Guy's Chaplain

Religions - History / Archeology - 01.06.2016
PhD scholarship commemorates life of
PhD scholarship commemorates life of "a great humanitarian"
PhD scholarship commemorates life of "a great humanitarian" A new PhD scholarship at the University of Sussex commemorates the life and works of "a great humanitarian" who was widely known in the Jewish community.

Religions - 27.05.2016
Lines of Thought: Communicating Faith
Some of the world's most important religious texts are currently on display in Cambridge as part of Cambridge University Library's 600th anniversary exhibition - Lines of Thought: Discoveries that Changed the World.

Religions - History / Archeology - 30.04.2016
The adventures of Sir Kenelm Digby: 17th-century pirate, philosopher and foodie
A dark shadow lay over his family name when, aged 24, Sir Kenelm Digby raised a fleet to sail against the enemy French in the multicultural world of the Mediterranean.

Religions - History / Archeology - 20.04.2016
Europe’s ‘Other’ Faith: Islam in German History and its Implications for Britain today
Dr James Hodkinson, Associate Professor of German Studies at the University of Warwick has been researching the differing ways that Islam has been viewed in various levels of western society, and how these views have changed over time.

Religions - Social Sciences - 06.04.2016
Opinion: Hard Evidence: Muslim women and discrimination in Britain
Julian Hargreaves (Centre of Islamic Studies) discusses the forms of discrimination faced by Muslim women in Britain.

Religions - 05.04.2016
Former Archbishop of Canterbury to give public lectures in Nottingham

Philosophy - Religions - 10.03.2016
Hindu-Christian study earns Professor top honour
A Lancaster University Professor has been commended for his book which brings Indian and Western religious and philosophical ideas together.

Social Sciences - Religions - 10.03.2016
New Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Religions - Art and Design - 10.03.2016
Virtual Florence: religious art is ’restored’ to its original setting
A team of experts has pieced together the architectural context of two treasures of Renaissance art in the National Gallery collection.

Administration - Religions - 07.03.2016
Opinion: Why both sides are wrong in the counter-extremism debate
Julian Hargreaves (Centre of Islamic Studies) discusses the Government's Prevent strategy and counter-extremism in Britain.

Religions - Event - 03.03.2016
Rabbi Sacks Awarded 2016 Templeton Prize

Religions - Event - 29.02.2016
Is the
Is the "special relationship" coming to an end?
Is the "special relationship" coming to an end? News broadcaster Justin Webb and cross-bench peer Lord Renwick of Clifton are among the speakers examining the "special relationship" between the UK and the United States at a University of Sussex symposium.

Religions - Social Sciences - 26.02.2016
Voice of love louder than voice of extremism
Violence in the name of God and religion often arises from the way human beings find their identity in groups, competing with one another out of sibling rivalry, but the voice of love should speak lou

Religions - History / Archeology - 16.02.2016
Disbelieve it or not, ancient history suggests that atheism is as natural to humans as religion
People in the ancient world did not always believe in the gods, a new study suggests - casting doubt on the idea that religious belief is a "default setting" for humans. Early societies were far more capable than many since of containing atheism within the spectrum of what they considered normal Tim Whitmarsh Despite being written out of large parts of history, atheists thrived in the polytheistic societies of the ancient world - raising considerable doubts about whether humans really are "wired" for religion - a new study suggests.

Religions - Social Sciences - 11.02.2016
Fear of divine retribution linked to spread of human civilisations
A new study published in the journal, Nature , tests the theory that communities are fair and cooperate with outsiders because of the fear of divine retribution. The researchers conducted games with people of different religions and ed them about their beliefs. They found the higher individuals rated their god as being moralistic, knowledgeable and punishing, the more likely they were to give money to strangers who shared their religious beliefs.

Religions - Event - 09.02.2016
The language and literature of chastity
In her debut book, Dr Bonnie Lander Johnson (Faculty of English) shows how deeply the Christian virtue of chastity was embedded into the culture of the early Stuart world.

Religions - 09.02.2016
Opinion: What will happen when the Pope meets the Patriarch?
John Pollard (Trinity Hall) discusses the relationship between the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches, and what the meeting between their two leaders may hold.

Religions - Social Sciences - 03.02.2016
Male converts to Islam: landmark report examines conversion experience of British Muslims
The experiences of British male converts to Islam have been captured in a unique report launched today by the University of Cambridge.

Religions - Social Sciences - 18.01.2016
Why ‘no religion’ is the new religion
A majority of white British people now identify as having 'no religion', a new YouGov survey, carried out by Lancaster University researchers, has revealed. But we are not becoming secular - only a quarter of us are confident there is no God, and most 'nones' are not atheists. Of the adult population as a whole, 46% now identify as having no religion (nones) and 44% with Christianity.

Linguistics / Literature - Religions - 07.01.2016
Book of extracts from French literature marks anniversary of Charlie Hebdo attacks
More than 100 students and academics from Oxford University have translated extracts from great French writers of the eighteenth century to demonstrate the importance of freedom and tolerance in French literature and thought.

History / Archeology - Religions - 05.01.2016
Comment: Five missing kings and queens – and where we might find them
Dr Charles West, Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Sheffield, suggests five remarkable royal burials that present puzzles worthy of attention.

Religions - 23.12.2015
Five secret stories of Jesus’s birth
The Gospels in the New Testament only tell part of the story of how the earliest Christians envisioned Jesus's birth.

Religions - History / Archeology - 21.12.2015
Comment: What did Jesus really look like?
Meredith J C Warren, Lecturer in Biblical and Religious Studies at the University of Sheffield, comments on what Jesus may have looked like.

Religions - Law - 07.12.2015
King's Lawyer contributes to UK's 'New Settlement' for Religion and Belief
Civic institutions, laws and practices need to reflect the UK's less religious, more diverse society, according to Living with Difference , a report released today by the Commission on Religion and Belief in Public Life (CORAB).

Religions - Administration - 03.12.2015
Opinion: Governments should turn to academics for advice on radicalisation, religion and security
Tristram Riley-Smith (Department of Politics and International Studies) discusses how universities and academics can add insight and depth to national security decisions.

Religions - Social Sciences - 02.12.2015
Global Christian attitudes towards transgenderism "softening", study suggests
A mapping exercise examining the positions of major Christian denominations on transgender identities suggests that a growing number of Churches around the world are taking an inclusive approach towards trans people and communities. The ministry and marriage of transgender Christians has as often been grudgingly accepted as positively embraced, mostly within the last decade, and frequently in the face of significant unease of internal opposition.

Religions - 01.12.2015
Abdul Mumin Choudhury joins King's as Muslim Chaplain

Art and Design - Religions - 27.11.2015
Reformation ’recycling’ may have saved rare painting from destruction
A rare medieval painting depicting Judas' betrayal of Christ may have survived destruction at the hands of 16th century iconoclasts after being 'recycled' to list the Ten Commandments instead.

Religions - History / Archeology - 20.11.2015
Solomon Schechter (1847-1915): a Jewish polymath with a gift for friendship
The Jewish scholar Solomon Schechter is best remembered for his work on the Cairo Geniza. A conference this Sunday will explore the wider impact of a man with an unquenchable thirst for learning.

Religions - Economics - 11.11.2015
Opinion: ’Vati-leaks 2’ scandal hinders attempts by Pope Francis to reform Catholic HQ
John Pollard (Faculty of History) discusses the latest book exposing battles for power and misbehaviour in the Vatican.

Religions - History / Archeology - 08.11.2015
A conflict of Biblical proportions: How the Bible was used to turn the First World War into a Holy War
The significance of the Bible in the war, and anti-war efforts, of both Allied and Central powers in the First World War are to be examined in a new research project, which will document ways in which

Administration - Religions - 29.10.2015
University research into faith relations commended by Archbishop of Canterbury
Recommendations to improve relations between faith groups and local government planning systems supported An academic from the University's School of Planning and Geography has co-authored a policy briefing that has been commended by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Religions - 01.10.2015
10th anniversary for University’s Centre for Study of Islam

Religions - Administration - 21.09.2015
Package tour to Mecca? How the Hajj became an essential part of the British calendar
This week, millions of Muslims make the annual pilgrimage to Mecca known as the Hajj.

Religions - Administration - 18.09.2015
Decisiveness and patience: how to defeat ISIS
Decisive military action and a more patient strategy of 'aggressive containment' were just two of the differing approaches suggested to deal with the global threat of ISIS and violent extremism made by an expert panel at King's College London last night.

Religions - History / Archeology - 15.09.2015
Historian discovers diary of Russia's wartime ambassador to Britain
The climate in Stalin's Russia in the 1930s and 1940s dissuaded Soviet officials from writing about what went on in the corridors of power.

Religions - 08.09.2015
Book your tickets now for the Birmingham Qur’an manuscript exhibition
Tickets are now available for the Birmingham Qur'an manuscript exhibition, taking place at the University of Birmingham from 2-25 October 2015.

Law - Religions - 31.07.2015
Religious courts reform
Law researchers at Cardiff University are calling for an overhaul of proposed legislation governing the use of religious courts in the UK In a new publication, Religion and Legal Pluralism , the rese

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 22.07.2015
Birmingham Qur’an manuscript dated among the oldest in the world
A Qur'an manuscript held by the University of Birmingham has been placed among the oldest in the world thanks to modern scientific methods. Radiocarbon analysis has dated the parchment on which the text is written to the period between AD 568 and 645 with 95.4% accuracy. The test was carried out in a laboratory at the University of Oxford.

Religions - Event - 21.07.2015
Just one in three weddings in England and Wales has a religious ceremony
Most couples who marry in England or Wales today are choosing a civil ceremony in Approved Premises rather than a Register Office or a religious ceremony.

Religions - 17.07.2015
Researcher heads project on how to protect freedom of religion
Researcher heads project on how to protect freedom of religion
Sussex researcher heads project on how to protect freedom of religion Millions of people in different parts of the world are subjected to persecution or serious discrimination because of their religion or belief.

Religions - 15.07.2015
Sacrifices of the Anglican priesthood
A new paper by Professor Caroline Gatrell and Bishop Nigel Peyton shows that priestly life can present a constant challenge. Nevertheless, most Anglican priests remain steadfast to their vows and consider the commitment of ordination to be lifelong. They feel under obligation to be resilient and to continue inhabiting their particular vocational occupation regardless of whether or obedience to the vows they make when ordained comes easily to them.

Religions - Economics - 14.07.2015
Fighting board rubber-stamping
Public companies should appoint a 'Contrarian Director' - inspired by the 'Devil's Advocate' - to challenge board decisions and suggest alternatives, according to new Cambridge research.

Religions - 03.07.2015
Researcher helps to develop a pioneering digital prayer project
The project will enable churches in Hawkshead and Hackney to share their prayers with each other, using digital technology.

Linguistics / Literature - Religions - 01.07.2015
Why political correctness is suffocating the civil rights movement
Why political correctness is suffocating the civil rights movement
Political correctness is a hindrance to the civil rights movement according to a leading expert on James Baldwin – the American novelist and activist on racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies.

Environment - Religions - 29.06.2015
"Not just another commodity": Leading economist backs Pope’s stance on poverty and environment
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, who last year co-authored an appeal to the Pope for moral leadership on climate change, will back his recent encyclical and stress that humanity's attitude towards the natural world needs to undergo a fundamental moral shift.

Religions - 18.06.2015
Archive of Margaret Thatcher acquired for the nation
Margaret Thatcher's previously unpublished memoir of the Falklands War has been acquired for the nation - after Arts Council England today announced the acceptance in lieu of inheritance tax of papers from the estate of the former Prime Minister.

History / Archeology - Religions - 17.06.2015
Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo
18 June 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, the final battle of the Napoleonic wars that followed the French Revolution.