13 episodes

Harvard University’s leading initiative for producing advanced knowledge on the universal, transnational, and global dimensions of the Shi’a Islamic revival from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Project on Shi'ism and Global Affairs - WCFI‪A‬ Project on Shi'ism and Global Affairs - WCFIA

    • Religion & Spirituality

Harvard University’s leading initiative for producing advanced knowledge on the universal, transnational, and global dimensions of the Shi’a Islamic revival from an interdisciplinary perspective.

    A World of Faith: Audrey Kitagawa, and Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

    A World of Faith: Audrey Kitagawa, and Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

    Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Audrey Kitagawa, and Harvard student Michel Nehme discuss the philosophy undergirding interfaith dialogue; whether interfaith dialogue can in itself be conceived of as a mechanism for ‘real change’; and how we might respond to religious doctrines which are hostile to interfaith rapprochement.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    A World of Faith: Cole Durham, Jim Christie, and Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

    A World of Faith: Cole Durham, Jim Christie, and Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

    Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Cole Durham , Jim Christie, and Harvard student Michel Nehme discuss the politics of the G20 Interfaith Forum; how institutional design can interact with and enable interfaith dialogue; and how we might bring adverse actors to the interfaith table.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Origins of Islam and Muslim Identity - An Interview with Fred Donner

    The Origins of Islam and Muslim Identity - An Interview with Fred Donner

    Project Associate Mohammad Sagha hosted Fred M. Donner, Peter B. Ritzma Professor of Near Eastern History at the University of Chicago, for a podcast on the origins of Islam, early identity, historiographical issues in scholarship, and conventional understandings of Islamic history, among other topics. Donner's scholarship has significantly contributed to the field of late antique studies of the Near East and re-positioned key debates on the nature of the early Islamic era including theories regarding the message of Prophet Muhammad's monotheistic reform movement and the boundaries of social inclusivity during this formative period.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    World of Faith: Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi and Chief Rabbi David Rosen

    World of Faith: Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi and Chief Rabbi David Rosen

    In this episode of “World of Faith”, Michel Nehme and Sayed Razawi are joined by Chief Rabbi David Rosen, former Chief Rabbi of Ireland and current International President of Religions for Peace. They discuss whether interreligious dialogue is an inherent good, rather than merely an instrumental one; how the evangelical imperative of certain faiths reconciles with interreligious dialogue; and the role of religious leaders and principles in the public square.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    A World of Faith: Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Elizabeta Kitanovic and Merete Bilde

    A World of Faith: Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Elizabeta Kitanovic and Merete Bilde

    On this episode of "World of Faith", hosts Michel Nehme and Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi invite Elizabeta Kitanovic from the Conference on European Churches and Merete Bilde of the European Union External Action Service to discuss the foreign policy consideration of religious states and leaders; questions of ecumenicalism within Christianity; and the internal religious and political dynamics of interfaith consensus building.

    • 1 hr
    A World of Faith: Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi and Chinmay Pandya

    A World of Faith: Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi and Chinmay Pandya

    Chinmay Pandya, Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, and Michel Nehme discuss the impact of COVID-19 in India, the different intersections of faith and culture, and the development of interfaith relations.

    • 39 min

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