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 →

The Iranian Christian Community in Leeds

Maria Stankiewicz is a second-year undergraduate student of Arabic and International Development at University of Leeds. In this post she shares some findings of the research project she undertook through the 'Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship' under the supervision of Dr Mel Prideaux. In the summer of 2017, I received a chance to undertake... Continue Reading →

Kaya Hip-Hop and Religious Co-existence at the Kenyan Coast

Erik Meinema is a PhD candidate in religious studies at Utrecht University, who has received funding from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to investigate modalities of co-existence between youth from various religious backgrounds at the Kenyan Coast. He is also a member of the research program ‘Religious Matters in an Entangled World’ led... Continue Reading →

Sticks and Stones: Symbolic Violence and the Christian ‘Transgender Debate’

Dr Caroline Blyth is a Senior Lecturer in Theological and Religious Studies at the University of Auckland. They are currently a visiting Research Fellow for the Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds. In this piece, they explore their current research on transphobic violence that is embedded in conservative Christian interpretations of the... Continue Reading →

Preach It: Understanding African Caribbean Preaching – a book launch report

In this piece, S Kay Oliver covers the launch of Rev Dr Carol Tomlin's new book, entitled Preach It: Understanding African Caribbean Preaching, reflecting on its key themes and questions raised by the audience, alongside 'take-away' messages that could help develop homiletic practices. Dr Tomlin is a visiting fellow in the Centre for Religion and... Continue Reading →

Boris Johnson’s (Br)exodus

In this piece Professor Rachel Muers from Leeds University discusses a recent biblical reference made by Boris Johnson in relation to the ongoing Brexit debate. Prof. Muers specialises in modern Christian theology and ethics and is a member of the Centre for Religion and Public Life.  In one of his latest rhetorically-supercharged interventions in the... Continue Reading →

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