Sadler Seminar Series 2016/17, Centre for Religion and Public Life, University of Leeds

Religions and Public Health: bridges and barriers to improving global health outcomes This seminar series will interrogate methodological and theoretical questions about the complex ways that religious world-views and institutions shape understandings of and outcomes related to health. We will ask: How can we develop better translations across different paradigms for thinking about wellbeing (e.g. from the... Continue Reading →

BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group (Socrel) Annual Conference, Leeds 2017

  Wednesday 12th July – Friday 14th July 2017 University of Leeds On the Edge? Centres and Margins in the Sociology of Religion           Keynote Speakers: Professor Bryan Turner (City University of New York) Professor Kim Knott (University of Lancaster) Professor Philip Mellor (University of Leeds) (Two further keynotes, TBC)  ... Continue Reading →

An Evening Research Event!

....with Presenters Nechama Hadari and Nancy Tan When? 3-5pm, Thursday 3 November Where? The Cinema Lecture Theatre (Room 2.31), Clothworkers North Building, University of Leeds Drinks and light kosher refreshments will be served About the Presenters: Nechama Hadari holds a doctorate in Religion and Theology from the University of Manchester. She has written on the rabbinic philosophy underlying problems in contemporary Jewish... Continue Reading →

Sex in the Family – new book by Dr Johanna Stiebert

We are really pleased to announce that the new book by Dr Johanna Stiebert (University of Leeds) First Degree Incest and the Hebrew Bible, has been published by Bloomsbury and is available to buy.  As the publishers explain:  "'Incest' refers to illegal sexual relations between family members. Its precise contours, however, are culturally specific. Hence, an illegal... Continue Reading →

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