How far can we go together? Reflection on and from the development of the multi-faith centre at the University of Derby

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This paper provides a broad introduction to aspects of the origins, nature and development of what became the Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Derby (http://www.multifaithcentre.org). It offers reflections both on this Centre itself, as well as on what might be learned from it for the wider journey from inter-religious encounter to inter-religious commitment. The paper highlights some of the practical motivations involved in the development of the Centre in the context of a University seeking to meet the needs of, and address the issues arising from, an increasingly diverse student and staff body and local community. It explores the relational (and for some, including the author, theological) ethics that have informed the translation of the Centre’s original vision into an operating reality, including some of the “issues” with which the Centre has had to wrestle on its journey so far.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7
Pages (from-to)95-113
Number of pages19
JournalIKZ-bios
Volume2015-January
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Multi-faith
  • Multi-Faith Centre
  • University of Derby
  • Inter-religous co-operation

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  • Religious studies

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How far can we go together? Reflection on and from the development of the multi-faith centre at the University of Derby. / Weller, Paul.

In: IKZ-bios , Vol. 2015-January, No. 2, 7, 2015, p. 95-113.

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