Episode 7: with Josephine Davidoff on the importance of remembrance culture for interfaith work and her Jewish perspective on the differences between Germany and the UK

In the seventh episode of our podcast series (Re-)Shaping Europe, our programme manager Gil Shohat spoke with our participant and interfaith activist Josephine Davidoff. Born and raised in London, she self-identifies as a British Progressive Jew, specializing in the fields of interfaith and community cohesion. She works as a Project Coordinator and Communications Professional dedicated to empowering marginalised faith and non-faith communities to strengthen social cohesion and understanding in the British capital. She recently accepted a position as Donor Relations Assistant at the Faith and Belief Forum, an interfaith charity based in the UK seeking good relations between people of all faiths and beliefs, reaching over 16 000 people a year.

Gil and Josephine talked about the importance of remembrance and memory culture for interfaith work, her Jewish perspective on the differences between Germany and the UK when it comes to living diversity, as well as about her impressions from our recent Autumn Seminar. In a public posting summarizing our days in Potsdam she wrote, among others: “Despite many challenging themes and topics, I felt a real tangible sense of collective allyship across the cohort, with participants reaching out to one another for support, which, for me, made the whole experience ever more meaningful and significant.”

We hope you enjoy the conversation!

You can listen to this episode via Apple Podcasts, Spotify & Buzzsprout.
Intro: Carleigh Garcia; Speakers: Gil Shohat; Josephine Davidoff; Audio-Edit: Gal Yaron Mayersohn; Music: Viktor Rosengrün; Project Leadership: Jo Frank, Johanna Korneli; | © 2021 DialoguePerspectives| www.dialogueperspectives.org
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As an academic studying religious pluralism, I experienced a very warm and welcoming environment in the DialoguePerspectives programme. I learned a great deal from open-minded people from so many diverse backgrounds. DialoguePerspectives is truly pluralism in practice!

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