“HIV Positive and Human”: About Communities that Make a Difference

Adriaan van Klinken is Associate Professor of Religion and African Studies at the University of Leeds, and the author of Kenyan, Christian, Queer: Religion, LGBT Activism, and Arts of Resistance in Africa (Penn State University Press, 2019). We are heading towards the 32rd commemoration of World Aids Day, on 1 December 2019. The world will celebrate... Continue Reading →

‘Keeping Faith in 2030: Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals in Ethiopia, India and the UK’ Conference, 12-13th February 2019

Keeping Faith in 2030: Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals in Ethiopia, India and the UK    SOAS University of London Russell Square London WC1H OXG February 12th-13th 2019 Religion is a major cultural, social, political, and economic factor in many ODA recipient countries, which is why understanding the local religious dynamics and the role of faith... Continue Reading →

Media on Religion, December Edition

Dr Abel Ugba is member of the Centre for Religion and Public Life and Teaching Fellow in Sociology at the University of Leeds whose work focuses on media, religion, migration and international development. This is the third piece for his ongoing MoR column for the Religion in Public blog. In December, a Barelvi Muslim launched... Continue Reading →

Winter Gathering on Muslim Futures

Ehsan Shahwahid is from Malaysia, currently a Chevening Scholar at the University of Leeds undertaking an MA in Religion and Public Life. He is a research fellow at the Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF), an organisation based in Malaysia advocating for freedom, democratisation and Islamic reform; and also a social researcher at the Merdeka Center, with research topics... Continue Reading →

The Shiloh Project in Ghana

Johanna Stiebert is Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Leeds and a member of the Centre for Religion and Public Life.  In late October we, Katie and Johanna, travelled to Accra. We were going there to participate in a collaborative project funded by WUN (the Worldwide Universities Network). This project is led by... Continue Reading →

Spotlight: South Asian Arts-UK

Rachael Vickerman 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 South Asian Arts-UK, researching visitor attendance and reflecting on the work being... Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Left Bank Leeds

Amber Shaw is a fourth-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 Left Bank Leeds, researching the motivations of visitors and the... Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Leeds City Council

Emelia West is a third-year undergraduate student of 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 Council researching the ways that they are approaching religion... Continue Reading →

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