Faith & Activism: Call for Contributions

In the forthcoming twelve months, the Leeds Centre for Religion and Public Life will be publishing a special online series via our ‘Religion in Public’ site titled ‘Faith and Activism’. This series will explore the diverse and complex relationship between faith and socio-political activism in a variety of global contexts and in relation to a... 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 →

Q&A with Caroline Starkey about her new book, Women in British Buddhism

Dr Caroline Starkey is Associate Professor of Religion and Society at the University of Leeds, and a member of the Centre for Religion and Public Life. Her new book, Women in British Buddhism: Commitment, Connection, Community, has just been published by  Routledge, in the series Critical Studies in Buddhism. For the readers of Religion in Public, she... Continue Reading →

First independent report into UK Hajj industry

By Prue Griffiths  The first independent report into the UK Hajj industry reveals a sector that is rapidly expanding and changing – and becoming increasingly expensive for British Muslims. Written in partnership with the Council of British Hajjis, the University of Leeds report recommends measures to protect pilgrims from conflicting information – including about Hajj travel... Continue Reading →

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