Religion and Public Life – Research Symposium and Public Lecture, 18th June

The Centre for Religion and Public Life is hosting a research symposium (14:00-16:00), followed by a public lecture (16.30-18:00) on Tuesday 18th June. The event is organised in collaboration with the Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice, University of the Western Cape (South Africa), and the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield.... Continue Reading →

‘Religion and Social Welfare in East Asian Contexts’ – a Research Roundtable Review

In this piece, Aura Di Febo provides a review of a recent research day titled: 'Religion and Social Welfare in East Asian Contexts' that was jointly organised by the Centre for Religion and Public Life with the East Asian Studies department at the University of Leeds.  On 1st March, the Centre for Religion and Public Life... Continue Reading →

CRPL Research Day: Religion and Welfare in East Asian Contexts – A Research Roundtable

ALL WELCOME Friday 1st March, 2019 University of Leeds, Baines Wing Room 2.14 Religious groups and teachings have long played an important role in social welfare, with significant amounts of education, medical care, and social services being provided to the general public by religious organisations. In many ways, the East Asian context offers a stark contrast... Continue Reading →

CRPL Research Day: Christianity and Non-Normative Sexualities – A Critical Agenda

Friday 25th May 2018 Venue: Baines Wing Seminar Room 1.06, University of Leeds Debates have raged within the Christian churches and other religious traditions over the morality of homosexuality, the recognition of same-sex unions and same-sex marriage, and the ordination of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people. Christians who oppose homosexuality see it as undermining... Continue Reading →

Research workshop “Theory from the South: Africa as a Site for Understanding Contemporary Religion”

On 25-26 January 2018, the University of Leeds hosts a research workshop on the theme  "Theory from the South: Africa as a Site for Understanding Contemporary Religion". The workshop opens on Thursday 25 January with a public research seminar where Birgit Meyer (Utrecht University) will talk about "Studying Religion in and from Africa". This seminar starts... Continue Reading →

Research workshop on studying religion in Africa

Theory from the South: Africa as a Site for Understanding Contemporary Religion   Research workshop with Professor Birgit Meyer, Utrecht University Dr Marloes Janson, SOAS University of London Dr Adriaan van Klinken, University of Leeds hosted by Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) and the Leeds Centre for Religion and Public Life (CRPL) 25-26 January... Continue Reading →

Religion, Forced Migration and Movement: CRPL Research Day, 19th June 2017 – ALL WELCOME

All are welcome to a Centre for Religion and Public Life Research Day on Religion, Forced Migration and Movement, being held on the 19th June 2017, 9.30- 5pm, Liberty Building G33, School of Law, University of Leeds, LS29JT . Free lunch - please RSVP to Dr Caroline Starkey (c.starkey@leeds.ac.uk). Many people who move countries, either voluntarily or via force,... Continue Reading →

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