Cam­bridge in­ter­faith first

The Jewish Chronicle - - News - BY SI­MON ROCKER

CAM­BRIDGE UNIVER­SITY is to in­tro­duce a pi­o­neer­ing new mas­ter’s de­gree in Mus­lim-Jewish re­la­tions in 2012.

Yousef Meri, con­venor of the oneyear MPhil course, said: “It’s the first post­grad­u­ate course of its kind specif­i­cally in the aca­demic study of Mus­limJewish re­la­tions. It’s not a the­o­log­i­cal- based de­gree, it’s mainly about the his­tor­i­cal and con­tem­po­rary en­coun­ters be­tween Jews and Mus­lims.

Dr Meri is aca­demic di­rec­tor of the the in­de­pen­dent Cen­tre for the Study of Mus­lim-Jewish Re­la­tions, which will help to teach the course.

The cen­tre’s in­volve­ment shows that “it is gain­ing in­ter­na­tional recog­ni­tion in the field”, he said.

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