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Tantra, meditation and key textual themes at the 17th Annual Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS

The 17th Annual Jaina Studies Workshop takes place on 19-20 March, 2015 at SOAS, University of London.

5th March 2015

BA / Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship awarded to Lucia Dolce

Department member Dr Lucia Dolce has been awarded with a British Academy/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship

1st March 2015

Gurharpal Singh featured on BBC Heart and Soul

Prof Gurharpal Singh featured on BBC Heart and Soul about recent developments in Sikhism

24th February 2015

Update on the Christian Community in Iraq

A recent update on the situation of the Christian community in Iraq, especially among internally displaced persons (IDPs).

16th February 2015

REF results highlight SOAS publications on religions

The Department of the Study of Religions at SOAS, University of London has been ranked 11th nationally in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, with nearly 80% of work submitted to the panel graded 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent).

18th December 2014

£2 million endowment funds first Numata Reader in Japanese Buddhism at SOAS

SOAS, University of London has received a further £600,000 gift from Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (BDK) (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism) to secure a long-term endowment for the Numata Readership in Japanese Buddhism.

19th November 2014

New publication: Catalogue of Syriac Texts in the Berlin Turfan Collection

New publication catalogues the Syriac texts in the Berlin Turfan collection

4th November 2014

BBC programme on Christians in Iraq

SOAS expert joins BBC programme to discuss the situation of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq

1st October 2014

Conference Explores "Pentecostalism and Development"

A large international and interdisciplinary conference, hosted by the Centre of World Christianity, explored the impact of Pentecostal and Charismatic movements on development initiatives.

7th September 2014

Current Information on Christians in Iraq

Dr Erica Hunter, Senior Lecturer in Eastern Christianity, provides current information on Christians and other minorities in Iraq via a news article and a BBC interview.

12th August 2014

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

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