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Award-winning student-led Ramadan Tent Project goes international

Ramadan Tent Project, an award-winning student-led project founded by both Muslim and non-Muslim students at SOAS, University of London is spreading to Manchester and establishing a global reach as it launches in Turkey and Zambia for its second year.

27th June 2014

ISIS advances and Christians in Iraq

Dr Erica Hunter, Senior Lecturer in Eastern Christianity and co-chair of the Centre of World Christianity, gave an interview to the BBC Scotland regarding the military advances of ISIS in Iraq.

23rd June 2014

Christians in Syria and Iraq

With current events unfolding in Iraq and Syria, the Centre of World Christianity provides information regarding the situation of Christians in this region, including an interview by the Centre co-chair Dr Erica Hunter with BBC World Service News Hour regarding Christian communities in Mosul.

18th June 2014

Mar Polycarpus Workshop ‘Christians in Iraq and Syria Today: Facing the Challenges’

The Centre of World Christianity, Dept for the Study of Religions, SOAS hosted on Monday 28thApril, 2014 a Workshop, ‘Christians in Syria and Iraq today: facing the challenges’ to explore the realities of the Christian communities in Syria and Iraq. Six speakers presented papers a rich spread of papers, chaired by Dr. Erica C. D. Hunter.

19th May 2014

Fr Dr Behnam Visiting Distinguished Scholar of Syriac

Dr. Erica C D Hunter, Senior Lecturer in Eastern Christianity, and co-chair of the Centre of World Christianity has been very pleased to welcome Father Dr. Behnam Moussa Paulos Sony, Lecturer at St. Ephrem’s Seminary at Qaraqosh, near Mosul, Iraq. Father Dr Sony is a distinguished scholar of Syriac, whose works invaluably augment our knowledge of Christianity in northern Mesopotamia.

16th May 2014

MA Buddhist Studies at SOAS
The Department of the Study of Religions has a new MA Buddhist Studies. The programme will appeal to anyone wishing to broaden their knowledge of Buddhism and Buddhist traditions as a whole, and will offer unique opportunities to those intending to embark on further research or fieldwork among Buddhist communities.

13th May 2014

Harvard scholar’s lecture series on the origin of world mythology at SOAS

Michael Witzel, the Wales Professor of Sanskrit at Harvard University and author of the The Origin of the World’s Mythologies, will be speaking at the Jordan Lecture Series at SOAS, University of London next week, discussing his theory on world mythologies.

7th May 2014

Marloes Janson book pic SOAS scholar’s book shortlisted for the BBC's Ethnography award

The latest publication by Dr Marloes Janson, Lecturer in Anthropology at SOAS, University of London has been shortlisted for the BBC’s Ethnography award.

7th May 2014

SOAS scholar collaborates with Nigerian photographer to exhibit ‘prayer cities’ of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Dr Marloes Janson, Lecturer in Anthropology at SOAS, University of London and Akintunde Akinleye, prize winner in the prestigious World Press Photo awards have collaborated on a photographic exhibition of the ‘prayer cities’ on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Nigeria.

26th March 2014

SOAS celebrates 10 years of Centre of Jaina Studies

Two major events focusing on Jaina studies at SOAS, University of London will mark the 10th anniversary of the Centre of Jaina Studies (COJS) this week.

19th March 2014

Ralph Lee MBE for SOAS Alumnus

Dr Ralph Lee, former doctoral student of the Department of the Study of Religions (2011, first supervisor Erica Hunter) was awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours Listing for consular services to British and Commonwealth citizens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

9th March 2014

SOAS in Europe’s top ten for Arts and Humanities

SOAS, University of London has been ranked in Europe’s top ten universities for Arts and Humanities, according to the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, which ranked SOAS ninth in Europe and 26th in the world.

6th March 2014

World music and dance at third Interfaith Music Festival at SOAS

SOAS, University of London students bring world music and dance from groups with Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim backgrounds to London at the third Interfaith Music Festival next week.

21st February 2014

SOAS scholar awarded for increasing visibility of Jainism

Dr Peter Flügel, Reader in the Study of Religions at SOAS, University of London has been awarded the 2012 Jewel of the Jain World Award, announced on Diwali day of 2013.

31st January 2014

David Mosse book pic SOAS scholar awarded for ‘Best Book in Hindu-Christian Studies’

The latest publication by Professor David Mosse, Head of Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS, University of London has been named winner of Best Book in Hindu-Christian Studies (History/Ethnography) 2009-2013 by the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies.

31st January 2014

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