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 →

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 →

East African LGBT Refugees and Resilience in the COVID-19 Crisis

This post was originally published on Sacred Queer Stories, a research project exploring the intersections of bible stories and the life stories of Ugandan LGBTI refugees. More specifically, it examines the potential of reclaiming the Bible and using it to signify the queer lives of LGBTI refugees in East Africa. At the recent annual meeting... Continue Reading →

F&A Series: Creative Activism

Anna Bland is the Development Officer for LMM (Leeds Methodist Mission) a project building on a strong Methodist legacy in Leeds City Centre. It is a reimagining of a distinctly Methodist and Christian presence in a city centre context; the project focuses on creative and relational forms of activism, wellbeing and creating spaces of reflection... 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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