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: ‘Queering Orthodoxy’

Orit Avishai is a Professor of Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Fordham University in New York. Her book in progress is titled Queering Orthodoxy: The Battle for Judaism’s (Straight) Soul. She is co-organizing an international conference of LGBT activists of faith to be held at Fordham in 2021. When it comes to LGBTQ+... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Mikel Burley about his new book, A Radical Pluralist Philosophy of Religion

Mikel Burley is Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy at the University of Leeds, Co-Director of the Centre for Philosophy of Religion and a member of the Centre for Religion and Public Life. His new book, A Radical Pluralist Philosophy of Religion: Cross-Cultural, Multireligious, Interdisciplinary, was published by Bloomsbury in January 2020. For readers of... 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 →

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