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Media, faith and security

Protecting Freedom of Expression in Religious Context

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Research Overview

ESRC.jpgThis project is designed to build on research conducted at the University of Cambridge and facilitate dialogue around the concept of freedom of expression in a religious context. It links the expertise of three research centres at the University: The Centre for the International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa (CIRMENA), the Woolf Institute of Interfaith Studies and the Centre of Islamic Studies. The approach is interdisciplinary, inter-sectoral, and aims to foster sober debate divorced of emotions. In a world being redefined by technological advancement and globalisation, it is imperative that we build on research to reach an understanding and respect for religious practice. After all, the biggest threat comes from the conversations that never take place.

This project is designed to open up debate on a difficult subject: A debate about freedom of expression and freedom of belief and how to balance freedoms with protections, rights with limits?

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