Media on Religion, January Edition

Dr Abel Ugba is member of the Centre for Religion and Public Life and Teaching Fellow in Sociology at the University of Leeds whose work focuses on media, religion, migration and international development. This is the fourth piece for his ongoing MoR column for the Religion in Public blog. IN JANUARY 2019, we learnt that... Continue Reading →

CRPL Research Day: Religion and Welfare in East Asian Contexts – A Research Roundtable

ALL WELCOME Friday 1st March, 2019 University of Leeds, Baines Wing Room 2.14 Religious groups and teachings have long played an important role in social welfare, with significant amounts of education, medical care, and social services being provided to the general public by religious organisations. In many ways, the East Asian context offers a stark contrast... Continue Reading →

Collaboration with the Desmond Tutu Centre in Cape Town

The Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice at the University of the Western Cape, in Cape Town, South Africa. In this interview, Professor Sarojini Nadar and Dr Lee-Shae Scharnick-Udemans – Director and Senior Researcher... Continue Reading →

‘The Deliverance of the Administrative State: Political Demonology in Trump’s America’ – CRPL Seminar, Jan’19

On the 31st January 2019, Dr. Jonathon O'Donnell will present his paper, 'The Deliverance of the Administrative State: Political Demonology in Trump’s America' for the Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds.   Over eighty percent of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump, and amongst his most fervent early adopters were... Continue Reading →

Researcher of the Month – January 2019, Prof. Rachel Muers

Professor Rachel Muers is a member of the Centre of Religion and Public Life and works in the department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds. Her areas of interest and expertise are modern Christian thought; feminism; Quaker theology and environmental ethics. Tell us a little about your ‘research journey’ – how... Continue Reading →

New book by Adriaan van Klinken: Christianity, Sexuality and Citizenship in Africa

CRPL member Adriaan van Klinken recently had a new book, Christianity, Sexuality and Citizenship in Africa, published by Routledge. The volume, which was co-edited with Ebenezer Obadare, Professor of Sociology at the University of Kansas, is the outcome of an international research workshop about Pentecostalism and sexual citizenship in Africa that took place at the University... Continue Reading →

‘Keeping Faith in 2030: Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals in Ethiopia, India and the UK’ Conference, 12-13th February 2019

Keeping Faith in 2030: Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals in Ethiopia, India and the UK    SOAS University of London Russell Square London WC1H OXG February 12th-13th 2019 Religion is a major cultural, social, political, and economic factor in many ODA recipient countries, which is why understanding the local religious dynamics and the role of faith... Continue Reading →

Media on Religion, December Edition

Dr Abel Ugba is member of the Centre for Religion and Public Life and Teaching Fellow in Sociology at the University of Leeds whose work focuses on media, religion, migration and international development. This is the third piece for his ongoing MoR column for the Religion in Public blog. In December, a Barelvi Muslim launched... Continue Reading →

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