Dr Sally Smith: “Religious Engagement in the COVID Response – a Global Overview”

On 22 June 2021, the Centre for Religion and Public Life, University of Leeds, held a research day about "Religious Engagement and the COVID Response". Please find here the recording of the keynote presentation, delivered by Dr Sally Smith (Senior Adviser, WHO Information Network for Epidemics) under the title "Religious Engagement in the COVID Response... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Adriaan van Klinken on his new book with Ezra Chitando, Reimagining Christianity and Sexual Diversity in Africa

Adriaan van Klinken and Ezra Chitando, Reimagining Christianity and Sexual Diversity in Africa (African Arguments series). London: Hurst & Co / New York: Oxford University Press, 2021. How has this book come about? A few years ago, I spoke at the launch of the book Pentecostal Republic: Religion and the Struggle for State Power in... Continue Reading →

F&A Series: Wangari Maathai’s environmental Bible

The 3rd of March marks the celebration of Africa Environment Day. Since 2012, this day is jointly commemorated with Wangari Maathai Day, in recognition of the life and legacy of the late Professor Wangari Maathai (1940–2011). With relentless energy and great vision, she devoted her life to protecting the natural environment and promoting sustainable development. Among many... Continue Reading →

CRPL Seminar Series: ‘Re-storying the Bible with Ugandan LGBTQ+ Refugees’ – Feb, 2021

Professor Adriaan van Klinken and Professor Johanna Stiebert presented on the 4th February as part of the CRPL online seminar series 2020/21 with their paper titled: 'Re-storying the Bible with Ugandan LGBTQ+ Refugees'. Abstract In many parts of contemporary Africa, the Bible is held in high regard as sacred Scripture and is an influential socio-cultural... Continue Reading →

F&A Series: What has Jerusalem got to do with Hong Kong? How Christian Voices are being heard in the midst of Hong Kong Protests (Part 2 of 2)

Ann Gillian Chu is a PhD (Divinity) candidate in the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics at St Mary’s College in the University of St Andrews. Her doctoral research investigates how Christians conceptualise civic engagement in light of Hong Kong’s resistance movements. Follow her on Twitter: @agillianchu In the previous post, I framed the current... Continue Reading →

F&A Series: What has Jerusalem got to do with Hong Kong? How Christian Voices are being heard in the midst of Hong Kong Protests (Part 1 of 2)

Ann Gillian Chu is a PhD (Divinity) candidate in the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics at St Mary’s College in the University of St Andrews. Her doctoral research investigates how Christians conceptualise civic engagement in light of Hong Kong’s resistance movements. Follow her on Twitter: @agillianchu Offering an understanding of the Bible from Chinese... Continue Reading →

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