Q&A with Mikel Burley about his new book, A Radical Pluralist Philosophy of Religion

Mikel Burley is Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy at the University of Leeds, Co-Director of the Centre for Philosophy of Religion and a member of the Centre for Religion and Public Life. His new book, A Radical Pluralist Philosophy of Religion: Cross-Cultural, Multireligious, Interdisciplinary, was published by Bloomsbury in January 2020. For readers of... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

‘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 →

‘Towards a Shared Sustainable Future’: the role of religion, values & ethics

Theresa Carino is a Research Consultant working on the intersection of religion, faith and development with a specific focus on the Chinese context. She has published widely on this topic with particular reference to her work with The Amity Foundation. In this piece, she provides an introduction to a new publication - 'Toward a Shared... Continue Reading →

Socio-religious Networks of Support in Contemporary Japan: Mutual Assistance in Local Congregations of Risshō Kōseikai

Aura Di Febo is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Manchester. She is interested in the social dimension of Japanese New Religions, and at present she is conducting research on the social welfare activities promoted by the lay Buddhist movement Rissho Koseikai. At present Japan is facing a number of pressing social issues, among... Continue Reading →

Spotlight: ‘The Voices of Asia’

Saffron Baty is a third-year undergraduate student in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds. Her degree focus is Theology & Religious Studies and as part of her final year project, decided to undertake an external placement at Leeds City Museum working on the ‘Voices of Asia’ exhibit,... Continue Reading →

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