F&A Series: What has Jerusalem got to do with Hong Kong? How Christian Voices are being heard in the midst of Hong Kong Protests (Part 2 of 2)

Ann Gillian Chu is a PhD (Divinity) candidate in the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics at St Mary’s College in the University of St Andrews. Her doctoral research investigates how Christians conceptualise civic engagement in light of Hong Kong’s resistance movements. Follow her on Twitter: @agillianchu In the previous post, I framed the current... Continue Reading →

F&A Series: What has Jerusalem got to do with Hong Kong? How Christian Voices are being heard in the midst of Hong Kong Protests (Part 1 of 2)

Ann Gillian Chu is a PhD (Divinity) candidate in the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics at St Mary’s College in the University of St Andrews. Her doctoral research investigates how Christians conceptualise civic engagement in light of Hong Kong’s resistance movements. Follow her on Twitter: @agillianchu Offering an understanding of the Bible from Chinese... Continue Reading →

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 →

A Conversation with Rajeev Gupta, a real-life BBC Producer

The Level 3 Undergraduate module ‘Religion and Media’ (THEO3000) is taught by CRPL member Dr. Jasjit Singh. It examines the interrelationships between religions and the media, including how media portray and represent either ‘religion’ as a general concept, or discrete religious traditions. The module is open to students from both the School of Media and... Continue Reading →

CRPL Seminar Series: ‘Faith and Positive Change for Children’s Project’ – Oct, 2020

How do United Nations agencies work with faith communities? While faith engagement in development is common to some extent, it is often short-term, ad hoc, and instrumentalising. Taking UNICEF as an example, this seminar will present on the findings and experiences from a three-year collaboration between UNICEF and the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and... Continue Reading →

On ‘British Fair Play’, Christian Theology and the Rule of Law

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. Should a British government pass a law that allows it,... Continue Reading →

F&A Series: Mishpat as a Counter-Narrative to Nationalism

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 →

Researcher of the Month – July 2020, Dr Lee-Shea Salma Scharnick-Udemans

Dr Lee-Shae Salma Scharnick-Udemans is Senior Researcher at the Desmond Tutu Research Centre for Religion and Social Justice at the University of the Western Cape, whom the Leeds Centre for Religion and Public Life have a MoU with. Dr Scharnick-Udeman researches, teaches and supervises in the area of religious diversity, pluralism, religion education, the political economy of religion, new... Continue Reading →

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