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SOAS research project on religions and the SDGs launches final report in Parliament

The AHRC-funded research network 'Keeping Faith in 2030: Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals' launched of its final report at a panel discussion chaired by the Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP and hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Faith and Society in the Jubilee Room. The event was also attended by Hilary Ogbonna, programme specialist at the UN SDG Action Campaign.

26th February 2019

HRP UG Dissertation Prizes

The School of History, Religions and Philosophy is proud to announce the inaugural round of awardees for the new UG dissertation prizes. The awards went to James McGrail (Study of Religions), Leone Goodall (History), with George Loftus as runner up, and Tayba Azam who was offered the prize for Innovation and Creativity in Historical Writing for her oral history project on the memory of the Partition of 1971. Congratulations to our first awardees!

10th July 2018

SOAS academic co-edits book exploring breakdown of trust between Muslim and non-Muslim communities in West

Dr Amina Yaqin, Senior Lecturer in Urdu and Postcolonial Studies at SOAS University of London, has co-edited the book Muslims, Trust and Multiculturalism: New Directions with Palgrave MacMillan which explores the themes of trust and multiculturalism across a range of perspectives, employing insights from political science, sociology, literature, ethnography and cultural studies.

12th June 2018

SOAS scholar at Joint Committee on Human Rights discussing freedom of speech at universities

Alison Scott-Baumann, Professor of Society and Belief at SOAS University of London and Project Leader, of the AHRC funded Re/presenting Islam on Campus Project gave evidence at the Joint Committee on Human Rights on free speech and the importance of strengthening interfaith work on campus. The JCHR today published their final report on freedom of speech in universities, citing Professor Scott-Baumann’s research.

27th March 2018

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