The Faith and Globalisation Programme is a joint initiative of the School of Government and International Affairs and the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University. It started in October 2009 and aimed at providing teaching at Masters level and research at world class levels, in an atmosphere of vigorous intellectual exchange and collaborative work.
The Programme included a taught MA in Faith and Globalisation, a series of regular Research Seminars and other events and has been keen to develop research collaboration worldwide. Through these activities the interconnections of faith, spirituality, organised religion and global issues, contexts and dynamics are explored both in terms of scholarship and practical orientations.
Durham thus joins its expertise on Christian theology and ethics and religious studies, on the one hand, and on Islamic and international studies, on the other, to form the basis for an interdisciplinary approach to religion and globalisation. The main focus is on the public engagement and the cultural impact of religious actors (groups, movements, and organisations) on a range of issues of global relevance whether domestically or transnationally. Such an approach will explore topics such as identity and culture, politics and governance, economics and finance, science and technology, through the study of various faith traditions and forms of organised religion around the world.
NEWS and EVENTS
Contact DetailsDr Joanildo Burity
The Al-Qasimi Building
Elvet Hill Road
Durham DH1 3TU, UK
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 7218 or 334 3958
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 5661