Staff and Students take part in meeting of Anglican Inter Faith Commission


12.09.2019

Staff and students of the University’s Lampeter campus took part in a meeting of the Anglican Communion Network’s Anglican Inter Faith Commission.

 

Delegates at the Anglican Interfaith Commission regional meeting in Cardiff including Archbishop of Wales and First Minister

The Anglican Inter Faith Commission is an international organisation established at a meeting of Anglican Primates in Canterbury in October 2017 to build trust between different faith groups.

The Commission’s Regional Meeting for Europe and North America was held in Cardiff on Sunday and Monday, 8 and 9 September, and participants included the The Most Rev’d John Davies, the Archbishop of Wales and the The Most Rev’d Dr Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin, as well as Mark Drakeford, AM, First Minister of Wales.

During the meeting Dr Catrin Williams, Reader in New Testament Studies at the University, gave a presentation on reading the New Testament through interfaith eyes, and Dr Angus Slater, lecturer in Theology and Interfaith Studies, and students Wemimo Jaiyesimi, Isabelle Tindall, Xinhui Huang, and Talha Bhamji, who are studying the Professional Doctorate in Interfaith Studies, facilitated and led discussion sessions for participants.

Dr Catrin Williams said “We were delighted to be invited to lead an interfaith session at the Commission’s regional meeting.  The opportunity to contribute to the meeting provided a real life working example of interfaith dialogue and practice for our students”.

Dr Angus Slater added “Our involvement in the meeting was an excellent example of impact and research-driven learning which provided our doctoral students with the opportunity to influence and connect with religious and political policy-making on a national and international scale”.

The University’s Lampeter campus has a long established tradition for interfaith research and teaching supported by the International Federation for Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue and the Chin Kung Multi-Cultural Educational Foundation, which offers the opportunity to join a distinct and supportive community in the heart of rural Wales, engaging with a vibrant and diverse research community, and receiving intensive supervision from world-class academic staff.

For more information on the Professional Doctorate programme: https://ifdialogue.com/

 

Pic: Dr Catrin Williams

Dr Catrin Williams participates in Anglican Faith Commission Regional meeting