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British Library: Sacred Exhibition

Between the 9-11th of July 2007 leading scholars and academics met at the British Library leading to share knowledge and ideas about sacred text in contemporary contexts. Hosted by multi-faith research organisation, The Lokahi Foundation, the conference explored how religion is intertwined with politics, social strife or cohesion, international relations, ethics and law.

Speakers included: Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer, Professor Oliver Davies, Professor David F. Ford, Professor Robert Gleave, Dr Avivah Gottlieb-Zornberg, Dr. Usama Hasan, Professor Bernard Jackson, Dr Diana Lipton, Professor Yahya Michot, Dr Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Dr Ela Nutu, Ben Quash, Professor Tariq Ramadan, Professor Christopher Rowland, Dr Deborah Sawyer, Professor Mona Siddiqui, Professor R S Sugirtharajah and Dr Raphael Zarum.

1) Ways of Reading: New Horizons
2) Reading the Scriptures in Social and Political Dimensions
3) Texts, Law and Moral Challenge
4) Faith communities reading the Scriptures

Information on the conference programme can be found on the British Library website.

Videos of conference talks will be made available soon.


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