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 →

CRPL Seminar Series: ‘The Past History and Present Management of Abuse within Yogi Bhajan’s Healthy, Happy, Holy Organisation’ – Dec, 2020

Philip Deslippe presented on the 10th December 2020 as part of the CRPL Seminar Series 2020/21 with his paper titled: 'The Past History and Present Management of Abuse within the Yogi Bhajan's Healthy, Happy, Holy Organisation (3HO)'. Philip Deslippe - Biography Philip Deslippe is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religious Studies at the University... Continue Reading →

CRPL Seminar Series: ‘Butch Lesbians, Femme Queens and Promiscuous Clergy: Queering the Body Politics of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa’ – Nov, 2020

Dr Megan Robertson presented on the 26th November 2020 as part of the CRPL Seminar Series 2020/21 with her paper titled: ‘Butch Lesbians, Femme Queens and Promiscuous Clergy: Queering the Body Politics of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa'. Dr Megan Robertson - Biography Researcher, Dr Megan Robertson is a postdoctoral fellow linked to the SARChI Chair in... Continue Reading →

CRPL Seminar Series: ‘From Sudinna to the Sangha Sutra: Classical and Contemporary Buddhist Responses to Sexual Misconduct’ – Oct, 2020

Abstract Since the 1980s, American Buddhist convert communities have been the site of reoccurring cases of sexual abuse and misconduct. This two-part presentation will reflect on how some contemporary practitioners have responded, in particular identifying "generative responses" that combine Buddhist and non-Buddhist frameworks to generate new forms of Buddhist thought, community, and practice. Taking a... Continue Reading →

CRPL Seminar Series: ‘Faith and Positive Change for Children’s Project’ – Oct, 2020

How do United Nations agencies work with faith communities? While faith engagement in development is common to some extent, it is often short-term, ad hoc, and instrumentalising. Taking UNICEF as an example, this seminar will present on the findings and experiences from a three-year collaboration between UNICEF and the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and... Continue Reading →

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