Daniel in the Homophobic Lion’s Den

Here’s a post by Shiloh Project co-director Prof. Johanna Stiebert about her second research visit to Nairobi, where she participates in a project with Ugandan LGBTQ+refugees. The project has the title “Tales of Sexuality and Faith: The Ugandan LGBT Refugees Life Story Project”and is funded by the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust. Its lead investigator is Prof. Adriaan van Klinken.  Stories and Lives Stories matter. In my life... 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 →

Black Wall Street

Colin Brewster is a PhD Student at the University of Leeds, under the supervision of Prof. Rachel Muers and Dr. Alistair Mcfadyen. Colin’s research interests are in Seventh-day Adventist studies, theological ethics, and racism in church and society. Colin Brewster is a member of the Leeds Centre for Religion and Public Life.  Earlier this year... Continue Reading →

The Iranian Christian Community in Leeds

Maria Stankiewicz is a second-year undergraduate student of Arabic and International Development at University of Leeds. In this post she shares some findings of the research project she undertook through the 'Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship' under the supervision of Dr Mel Prideaux. In the summer of 2017, I received a chance to undertake... Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Left Bank Leeds

Amber Shaw is a fourth-year undergraduate student in 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 Left Bank Leeds, researching the motivations of visitors and the... Continue Reading →

Christianity and depression: Hearing people’s experiences

Anthea Colledge is a third year part-time PhD candidate in Theology and Religious Studies in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science. Her current primary research interests are disability and practical/contextual theology. She is an Anglican University Chaplain, and has previously worked in learning disability and mental health projects, as well as a... Continue Reading →

Liverpool-Yemenis: A Sketch of a Hidden Community

  David Harrison is currently working with the Liverpool-Yemeni community for his PhD research which questions UK Yemeni and Arab diaspora identity, their relationship with Liverpool, Yemen, religion, politics and language. He also works and volunteers at several community events and organisations in Liverpool. Other research interests include: Arabic and Semitic linguistics, Arabic dialectology, early and... Continue Reading →

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