F&A Series: ‘African women’s anti-witchcraft: what kind of faith-based activism is this?’

Dr Laura S. Grillo is an affiliated faculty at Georgetown University. A historian of religions and cultural anthropologist, she specializes in the contemporary indigenous religions of West Africa, with particular interest in gender, ethics, and postcolonial theory. Throughout West Africa, women’s political activism has exploited the widely held traditional religious belief that postmenopausal elders are... Continue Reading →

F&A Series: ‘On Faith as Activism in Black Lives Matter’

Biko Mandela Gray is Assistant Professor of American Religion at Syracuse University. He teaches on race, identity, and religion in the United States, and his research interests are on subjectivity, ethics, and race in the study of religion. Follow him on Twitter: @BikoMandelaGray They found her, hanging. Unable to make bail, unable to fund her... 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 →

Project Bonhoeffer presents: ‘Faith In Political Action Today’ Conference, 27th Oct’18

Project Bonhoeffer will be holding an exciting, upcoming conference titled: 'Faith in Political Action' on 27th October 2018 at St. George's Church, Leeds (9.45am-4pm). The event will feature talks and workshops with Dr Jennifer McBride from McCormick Theological Seminary & the International Bonhoeffer Society; Dave Paterson from Unity in Poverty Action and the Student Christian... Continue Reading →

Confessions of a Black Catholic: From Rosary Beads to Gospel Beats

In this Comment piece, Dr Edward Ademolu – PhD in International Development Policy & Management from the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester – reflects upon the complex intersections of race and spirituality, drawing on his own experiences as a black Briton with Nigerian roots growing up in London, and explains why Pentecostal religiosity, in his experience,... 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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