Digital Religion: Research and Methods Research Day (CRPL and SOCREL); 11th July 2017

11th July 2017, Liberty Building, G33, University of Leeds: ALL WELCOME, lunch included If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Dr Caroline Starkey (, stating any dietary requirements. External Speakers: Dr Abby Day, Reader of Race, Faith & Culture, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London Dr Tim Hutchings, Postdoctoral Researcher, University... Continue Reading →

Call for Papers ISA Sociology of Religion (RC22), Toronto July 2018.

NOW OPEN - Call for Papers/Abstracts: ISA Research Committee on the Sociology of Religion (RC22) XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018   RESEARCH COMMITTEE 22: SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION Religion, Power, and Resistance: New Ideas for a Divided World   Program Coordinators:... Continue Reading →

Beyond African religious homophobia: How Christianity is a source of African LGBT activism

The emergence of anti-homosexuality politics in Africa is often explained with reference to religion. Although religion is a major factor in fuelling homophobia in Africa, the Bible and the Christian faith are not only sites of struggle but have also been appropriated by African LGBT activists in support of their cause. Adriaan van Klinken says we need... Continue Reading →

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