CRPL Seminar Series: ‘Butch Lesbians, Femme Queens and Promiscuous Clergy: Queering the Body Politics of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa’ – Nov, 2020

Dr Megan Robertson presented on the 26th November 2020 as part of the CRPL Seminar Series 2020/21 with her paper titled: ‘Butch Lesbians, Femme Queens and Promiscuous Clergy: Queering the Body Politics of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa'. Dr Megan Robertson - Biography Researcher, Dr Megan Robertson is a postdoctoral fellow linked to the SARChI Chair in... Continue Reading →

Researcher of the Month – June 2020, Dr CL Nash

Dr. Nash’s speciality is in a constructive approach to historical theology. Her doctorate argued that an enslaved woman was an overlooked theologian who queried theodical issues in Nineteenth Century America. Currently, she has expanded this examination to include nationalist rhetoric that’s religiously inflected. Dr Nash is a visiting Research Fellow for the Leeds Centre of... Continue Reading →

F&A Series: “I don’t see how anybody can be spiritual without having it come in action.” – ‘Lavender’ from ‘Religious, Feminist, Activist’

Laurel Zwissler is Associate professor of Religion, Women and Gender Studies affiliate, at Central Michigan University. Her Religious, Feminist, Activist investigates intersections of gender and theoretical debates about religion in the public sphere. Current fieldwork within the fair-trade movement explores definitions of community simultaneously created by economic globalization and its critics. As an anthropologist of... Continue Reading →

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 →

Faith & Activism: Call for Contributions

In an ongoing call, the Leeds Centre for Religion and Public Life is publishing a special online series via our ‘Religion in Public’ site titled ‘Faith and Activism’. This series explores the diverse and complex relationship between faith and socio-political activism in a variety of global contexts and in relation to a range of public... Continue Reading →

Researcher of the Month – January 2019, Prof. Rachel Muers

Professor Rachel Muers is a member of the Centre of Religion and Public Life and works in the department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds. Her areas of interest and expertise are modern Christian thought; feminism; Quaker theology and environmental ethics. Tell us a little about your ‘research journey’ – how... Continue Reading →

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