Religion in Public is the online platform of the Centre for Religion and Public Life, which is a research and public engagement centre based in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds.

The Centre brings together the work conducted by Leeds students and staff in religious studies and theology at the intersections of religion, politics and society. The Religion in Public blog promotes the events and activities of CRPL members as well as our collaborators and partners, and provides an ongoing analysis on the theme of religion in public life, both locally, nationally and internationally.

Now in its third year, Religion in Public has several avenues of publication. Our ‘Spotlight’ pieces shine a light on members of the Leeds community whose work highlights the role religion plays in public life, offering critical insight into its nature, and how it can be debated, for all audiences. We also publish Researcher of the Monthprofiles, showcasing the work and inspirations of the different staff and students we have in the centre. Further to this, we promote ‘Photo Voice where we publish pieces based on photos taken during research projects. Moreover, we publish opinion pieces and event reviews and are open to contributions to every category except the Researcher of the Month.

If you wish to contribute, please email the CRPL Director, Dr Adriaan van Klinken ( and/or the CRPL Research Intern, Hollie Gowan ( In your email, please provide a brief overview of the piece or event that you wish to write about. We will be in touch shortly after to send you specifications and discuss timelines.