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The Changing Religious Landscape: Implications for European Foreign Affairs

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Dr Edward Kessler MBE , Woolf Institute (Cambridge) The Changing Religious Landscape: Implications for European Foreign Affairs

Edward Kessler is Founder Director of the Woolf Institute, Cambridge, and Fellow of St Edmund’s College. He is a leading thinker in interfaith relations, primarily Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations. He is the Vice-Chair of the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life, evaluating the place and role of religion in contemporary Britain.

His talk examines the changing religious landscape in Europe (and beyond), including demographic changes in the recent past and trends in the future. Kessler considers the significance of these changes for European domestic and foreign policy. He reflects on his work with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Advisory Group on Freedom of Religion and Belief, highlighting new challenges for European diplomats.

This talk is part of the Peterhouse Theory Group series.

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