Restorative Justice in the Bible in the Wake of Black Lives Matter

Victoria Omotoso is a Ph.D. Candidate in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Exeter. She is also a Theology alumni of the University of Leeds. Her current research involves exploring cross-cultural audience reception of Jesus films. ‘No Justice! No Peace!’ This mantra has been ringing through the daily news coverings of the Black... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Caroline Starkey about her new book, Women in British Buddhism

Dr Caroline Starkey is Associate Professor of Religion and Society at the University of Leeds, and a member of the Centre for Religion and Public Life. Her new book, Women in British Buddhism: Commitment, Connection, Community, has just been published by  Routledge, in the series Critical Studies in Buddhism. For the readers of Religion in Public, she... Continue Reading →

First independent report into UK Hajj industry

By Prue Griffiths  The first independent report into the UK Hajj industry reveals a sector that is rapidly expanding and changing – and becoming increasingly expensive for British Muslims. Written in partnership with the Council of British Hajjis, the University of Leeds report recommends measures to protect pilgrims from conflicting information – including about Hajj travel... Continue Reading →

South Africa Risks its Status as a “Religious Rainbow Nation”

In this Comment piece, Dr Lee-Shae Salma Scharnick-Udemans provides a commentary on the recent "noise complaint" about the Islamic call to prayer from the historic Zeenatul Islam Mosque in District Six, Cape Town, South Africa. Dr Scharnick-Udemans is a senior researcher in the Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice at the University of the... Continue Reading →

Impressions of a Postgraduate Student Workshop

Early May, the Centre for Religion and Public Life organised a two day off campus training workshop for postgraduate students in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds. Two participants – Alan Benstock (MA student) and Kristi Boone (PhD student) share their impressions. 'The best academic training experience' - Kristi Boone Everyone knows... Continue Reading →

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