F&A Series: ‘Community-based Care and the Possibility of Religious Activism in Japan’

Aura Di Febo recently completed a PhD in Japanese Studies at the University of Manchester. Her research looks at the social engagement and public presence of religious organisations in contemporary Japan. Currently a postdoctoral fellow in the UKRI project “Religion and Minority” and a Lecturer at the University of Leeds. At present Japan faces a... Continue Reading →

‘Religion and Social Welfare in East Asian Contexts’ – a Research Roundtable Review

In this piece, Aura Di Febo provides a review of a recent research day titled: 'Religion and Social Welfare in East Asian Contexts' that was jointly organised by the Centre for Religion and Public Life with the East Asian Studies department at the University of Leeds.  On 1st March, the Centre for Religion and Public Life... Continue Reading →

Socio-religious Networks of Support in Contemporary Japan: Mutual Assistance in Local Congregations of Risshō Kōseikai

Aura Di Febo is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Manchester. She is interested in the social dimension of Japanese New Religions, and at present she is conducting research on the social welfare activities promoted by the lay Buddhist movement Rissho Koseikai. At present Japan is facing a number of pressing social issues, among... Continue Reading →

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