On ‘British Fair Play’, Christian Theology and the Rule of Law

Professor Rachel Muers is a member of the Centre of Religion and Public Life and works in the department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds. Her areas of interest and expertise are modern Christian thought; feminism; Quaker theology and environmental ethics. Should a British government pass a law that allows it,... Continue Reading →

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 →

Daniel in the Homophobic Lion’s Den

Here’s a post by Shiloh Project co-director Prof. Johanna Stiebert about her second research visit to Nairobi, where she participates in a project with Ugandan LGBTQ+refugees. The project has the title “Tales of Sexuality and Faith: The Ugandan LGBT Refugees Life Story Project”and is funded by the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust. Its lead investigator is Prof. Adriaan van Klinken.  Stories and Lives Stories matter. In my life... Continue Reading →

Black Wall Street

Colin Brewster is a PhD Student at the University of Leeds, under the supervision of Prof. Rachel Muers and Dr. Alistair Mcfadyen. Colin’s research interests are in Seventh-day Adventist studies, theological ethics, and racism in church and society. Colin Brewster is a member of the Leeds Centre for Religion and Public Life.  Earlier this year... Continue Reading →

The Iranian Christian Community in Leeds

Maria Stankiewicz is a second-year undergraduate student of Arabic and International Development at University of Leeds. In this post she shares some findings of the research project she undertook through the 'Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship' under the supervision of Dr Mel Prideaux. In the summer of 2017, I received a chance to undertake... 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 →

Sticks and Stones: Symbolic Violence and the Christian ‘Transgender Debate’

Dr Caroline Blyth is a Senior Lecturer in Theological and Religious Studies at the University of Auckland. They are currently a visiting Research Fellow for the Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds. In this piece, they explore their current research on transphobic violence that is embedded in conservative Christian interpretations of the... Continue Reading →

Boris Johnson’s (Br)exodus

In this piece Professor Rachel Muers from Leeds University discusses a recent biblical reference made by Boris Johnson in relation to the ongoing Brexit debate. Prof. Muers specialises in modern Christian theology and ethics and is a member of the Centre for Religion and Public Life.  In one of his latest rhetorically-supercharged interventions in the... Continue Reading →

‘Towards a Shared Sustainable Future’: the role of religion, values & ethics

Theresa Carino is a Research Consultant working on the intersection of religion, faith and development with a specific focus on the Chinese context. She has published widely on this topic with particular reference to her work with The Amity Foundation. In this piece, she provides an introduction to a new publication - 'Toward a Shared... Continue Reading →

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