Worshipping the Snake Goddess in Northeast India

Dr Mikel Burley is Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy at the University of Leeds, UK. A more extensive account of the Manasā Pūjā festival at Kāmākhyā will appear in his article ‘Dance of the Deodhās: Divine Possession, Blood Sacrifice and the Grotesque Body in Assamese Goddess Worship’, forthcoming in Religions of South Asia 12/2 (2019). The... Continue Reading →

Call for Papers – Keeping Faith in 2030: Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals

School of Oriental and African Studies, London, February 12th– 13th 2019 Conference Call for Presenters and Participants In recent years development agencies and donors in the West have begun to recognise the role of religions in their work and are now increasingly funding faith based organisations (FBOs) and projects that include religious actors. This corresponds to... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Black History through the Preaching Language of the Windrush Generation

Rev Dr Carol Tomlin is a Visiting Fellow in Christian Studies at the University of Leeds and is the senior leader of Restoration Fellowship Ministries. It is Black History month. I am not necessarily convinced that ‘Black History’ should be assigned to a particular month as history is always with us and ever present. The... Continue Reading →

Project Bonhoeffer presents: ‘Faith In Political Action Today’ Conference, 27th Oct’18

Project Bonhoeffer will be holding an exciting, upcoming conference titled: 'Faith in Political Action' on 27th October 2018 at St. George's Church, Leeds (9.45am-4pm). The event will feature talks and workshops with Dr Jennifer McBride from McCormick Theological Seminary & the International Bonhoeffer Society; Dave Paterson from Unity in Poverty Action and the Student Christian... Continue Reading →

Confessions of a Black Catholic: From Rosary Beads to Gospel Beats

In this Comment piece, Dr Edward Ademolu – PhD in International Development Policy & Management from the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester – reflects upon the complex intersections of race and spirituality, drawing on his own experiences as a black Briton with Nigerian roots growing up in London, and explains why Pentecostal religiosity, in his experience,... Continue Reading →

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