F&A Series: Branding, labeling and (re)storing – Conservative Christian food activism in South Africa

Dr. Hans Olsson is a Marie Curie fellow at the Centre of African Studies, University of Copenhagen. He is currently working on a project on the interplay between Christianity, farming and environment in South Africa funded by Horizon 2020, European Union. His research interests are currently in the intersection of religion, culture and nature.  What... Continue Reading →

F&A Series: “I don’t see how anybody can be spiritual without having it come in action.” – ‘Lavender’ from ‘Religious, Feminist, Activist’

Laurel Zwissler is Associate professor of Religion, Women and Gender Studies affiliate, at Central Michigan University. Her Religious, Feminist, Activist investigates intersections of gender and theoretical debates about religion in the public sphere. Current fieldwork within the fair-trade movement explores definitions of community simultaneously created by economic globalization and its critics. As an anthropologist of... Continue Reading →

F&A Series: ‘Community-based Care and the Possibility of Religious Activism in Japan’

Aura Di Febo recently completed a PhD in Japanese Studies at the University of Manchester. Her research looks at the social engagement and public presence of religious organisations in contemporary Japan. Currently a postdoctoral fellow in the UKRI project “Religion and Minority” and a Lecturer at the University of Leeds. At present Japan faces a... Continue Reading →

F&A Series: Islamic Environmental Activism – Theology, Relationship, and Action

Dr Rosemary Hancock is a Research Associate at Notre Dame University where she is convenor of the Religion and Global Ethics program and is Managing Editor of Solidarity: Journal of Catholic Social Thought and Secular Ethics. Her monograph on 'Islamic Environmentalism: Activism in the United States and Great Britain' was published in 2018 by Routledge. ... Continue Reading →

When Faith gets Practical: Bible and Activism in the Classroom

 Dr Mmapula Diana Kebaneilwe is Senior Lecturer of Hebrew and Old Testament studies at the University of Botswana.  She obtained her PhD in Old Testament Studies from the University of Murdoch in Perth, Australia in 2012. The title of her PhD thesis was This Courageous Woman: A socio-rhetorical Womanist Reading of Proverbs 31:10-31. Her research... Continue Reading →

F&A Series: Religious activists translating and co-creating environmental care in Indonesia

Jonathan D Smith recently completed his PhD in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds. His research on religious environmental movements in Indonesia was conducted with the support of the Centre for Religious and Cross-Cultural Studies at Gadjah Mada University. How do environmental activists use religious concepts to change people’s environmental attitudes and... Continue Reading →

F&A Series: ‘African women’s anti-witchcraft: what kind of faith-based activism is this?’

Dr Laura S. Grillo is an affiliated faculty at Georgetown University. A historian of religions and cultural anthropologist, she specializes in the contemporary indigenous religions of West Africa, with particular interest in gender, ethics, and postcolonial theory. Throughout West Africa, women’s political activism has exploited the widely held traditional religious belief that postmenopausal elders are... Continue Reading →

F&A Series: ‘Queering Orthodoxy’

Orit Avishai is a Professor of Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Fordham University in New York. Her book in progress is titled Queering Orthodoxy: The Battle for Judaism’s (Straight) Soul. She is co-organizing an international conference of LGBT activists of faith to be held at Fordham in 2021. When it comes to LGBTQ+... Continue Reading →

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