Author Archives: Anna Gavurin

Jun 4 2014

Faith Centre hosts ‘Europe’s most radical nun’

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On Thursday 29 May the Faith Centre welcomed Sister Teresa Forcades to speak on the topic of ‘Faith and Politics’. Described by the BBC as ‘Europe’s most radical nun’, Sister Teresa Forcades is a Benedictine nun and prominent social activist in her … Continue reading

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May 29 2014

Bishop of London praises ‘desert in the city’

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  In a guest blog the Bishop of London, the Rt Revd & Rt Hon Richard Chartres KCVO, contributes an extract of his speech at the dedication of the Faith Centre’s stained glass window…     At a time of some nervousness … Continue reading

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May 20 2014

Researching Religion: Faith in the social sciences

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As part of LSE Research Festival 2014, the evening of Tuesday 6 May saw LSE Faith Centre welcome guests from LSE and elsewhere for a panel discussion focusing on the role of religion in academic research. Here, Anna Gavurin of … Continue reading

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Mar 5 2014

First ever Shabbat meal on LSE campus!

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  Jay Stoll is the General Secretary of the LSE Student’s Union. Here he discusses why taking part in  LSESU Jewish Society’s first Shabbat meal was so important to him…     LSE’s wonderful new Faith Centre hosted its first … Continue reading

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Feb 25 2014

Complexity or conflict: Mediation as a tool for reconciliation

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  Pablo Mota-Rodriguez is a post-graduate student on the Development Studies programme. Here he discusses what he has learnt during the LSE Interfaith Ambassadors mediation training…     As part of our training to become LSE Interfaith Ambassadors, the LSE … Continue reading

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Feb 14 2014

The benefits of meditation

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  Stef Hackney is a Mental Health and Well-Being Advisor in the LSE Teaching and Learning Centre. Stef regularly takes part in the Faith Centre’s meditation sessions and here explains some of its benefits…   The hectic pace and demands … Continue reading

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Feb 6 2014

Faith Centre engages with local schools

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  Reverend Dr James Walters, LSE Chaplain and Interfaith Adviser, writes about the Faith Centre’s relationships with the local community, widening participation and promoting interfaith dialogue in local schools…     Public engagement is a core part of LSE’s work and … Continue reading

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Jan 29 2014

Encountering “the other” in the Holy Land

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Ali Issa is a second year Economic History undergraduate. Here Ali shares with us some of the challenges he overcame during the LSE interfaith trip to the Holy Land…   By the time I was on the coach after departing … Continue reading

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Jan 27 2014

Holocaust Memorial Day reflections on Yad Vashem

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Mariah Wilde is a third year Sociology undergraduate. For Holocaust Memorial Day Mariah shared with us her experience visiting Yad Vashem as part of the LSE interfaith trip to the Holy Land…    Before entering Yad Vashem there is a … Continue reading

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Jan 16 2014

A holy experience in the Holy Land?

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Jack Palmer is a MSc Religion in the Contemporary World candidate and works part time as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Here he shares his experience as a participant on the LSE Faith Centre’s interfaith trip to the Holy … Continue reading

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