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 →

Hook Lecture – ‘Working for the Peace of the City: cities, environment and the future’

12th September 2018 // 7.30pm - 9.30pm - Leeds Minster, 2-6 Kirkgate, Leeds, LS2 7DJ The Hook Lecture is an annual event, which aims to stimulate debate around an issue of faith in the context of the city, shaping discussion and dialogue throughout the coming year. High profile speakers launch the conversation, drawing different communities... Continue Reading →

Does religion help the environment cause in Indonesia and around the world?

In 2016 at the climate summit in Morocco, governments met to affirm their adoption of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Signed by 111 countries (as of November 2016), the agreement commits to reducing carbon emissions and recognizes the human impact on climate change. At the same climate summit in Marrakech, hundreds of religious leaders and environmental... Continue Reading →

How Long Is Now? Reflections on Berlin, Deep Time and Planetary Futures

Stefan Skrimshire is a lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. He was a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam for ten weeks over the summer of 2016. During this time he lived in East Berlin.  Walking westwards along Oranienburger Strasse in Berlin-Mitte, the building-high... Continue Reading →

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