An overview of research projects that CTPI has been involved in.

Thinking the Future of Money in the Humanities

The Chair of Divinity, Professor Rachel Muers, is the leading investigator of the research project 'Thinking the Future of Money in the Humanities' funded by The Royal Society of Edinburgh. This project works closely with 'The Cultural Life of Money and Finance', a research project held at the University of Leeds.

As we move into a "cashless society" and as urgent questions are asked about how money and finance shape how we relate to the environment, what is the future of money - and how can research in the arts and humanities help us to see towards that future? This project gathers researchers who are asking questions about the cultural and societal life of money - in religion, in history, in the arts, in cross-cultural contexts, in relation to larger frameworks of value and meaning - and brings their insights to bear on questions of the future of money. By exploring alternative meanings and representations of money from the past and from across cultures, we will uncover new resources for rethinking and reimagining money at this time of rapid change - focusing on responding to the environmental emergency and the challenges of cashlessness.  

See: The Cultural Life of Money.

Public Theology in the Post-Migrant Society: The Role of Religion in Multi-Faith Refugee Relief (PTPS)

Dr Ulrich Schmiedel is involved in the PTPS. This three-year research project funded by Lunds Missionssällskap, explores the role of religion in the practices of A World of Neighbours, a multi-faith network working with people on the move across Europe. By examining under which sociological and theological conditions diversity of religions can become a force for cohesion rather than conflict, PTPS addresses a lack of research on the impact of multi-faith cooperation on refugee relief. The project aims to conceptualise a multi-faith public theology for the post-migrant society that enables and empowers practitioners from the three Abrahamic faiths to work together for refugees in the public square, demonstrating the impact of faith-based initiatives on pluralist societies in Europe.

Welcoming the Stranger: Resources for a European Multi-Faith Ethics of Migration (WTS)

Dr Ulrich Schmiedel is part of WTS. Co-funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh in Scotland and the Birgit och Sven Håkan Ohlssons Fond in Sweden, WTS brings together scholars and stakeholders concerned with faith-based refugee relief in Europe to develop practice-based resources for a multi-faith ethics of migration, drawing on the theologies of the Abrahamic religions. Connecting theoretical and practical approaches, WTS works with a multi-faith design. Through immersion in the work of the practitioners of A World of Neighbours, a multi-faith-based refugee relief network working with people on the move across Europe, theologically-engaged scholars from the Abrahamic religions investigate the significance of their theological traditions for a multi-faith ethics of migration in action, producing ethical guidelines for faith-based and multi-faith-based networks such as ‘A World of Neighbours’. While explorative and experimental, this co-creation of knowledge aims at a conceptualization of resources applicable to the realities on the ground.


Past Projects

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Explore how various arts can play a part in reducing violent conflict and can create peaceful environments.

Explore how academics, militaries, humanitarian and peace-building organisations- deal with controversial ethical problems.

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