New book by Dr Stuart McAnulla: The Politics of New Atheism

We are pleased to announce that Stuart McAnulla, Associate Professor in Politics at the University of Leeds, and member of the CRPL, has just published a new book. Entitled The Politics of New Atheism, he co-authored the book together with Steven Kettell from the University of Warwick, and Marcus Schulzke from the University of York. 'New... Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Seventh-Day Adventist Church

This academic year I had the chance to do a placement with the North England Conference (NEC) of the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church. Pastor Ramdin (the youth Director of the NEC and Director of Lineage) is currently undertaking a documentary series on Adventist history, filming in America (New England, Alabama, Loma Linda, Washington), New Zealand,... 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 →

Thinking Collaboratively, Thinking Contextually, Thinking in Public: Working with the World Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission

The Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches has a long history and an impressive record of producing collaborative theological work – collaborative across church traditions and across global contexts. As one of the members of the current Commission, though, I often find it hard to explain the work it does to... Continue Reading →

Does religion help the environment cause in Indonesia and around the world?

In 2016 at the climate summit in Morocco, governments met to affirm their adoption of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Signed by 111 countries (as of November 2016), the agreement commits to reducing carbon emissions and recognizes the human impact on climate change. At the same climate summit in Marrakech, hundreds of religious leaders and environmental... Continue Reading →

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