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 →

‘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 →

Socio-religious Networks of Support in Contemporary Japan: Mutual Assistance in Local Congregations of Risshō Kōseikai

Aura Di Febo is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Manchester. She is interested in the social dimension of Japanese New Religions, and at present she is conducting research on the social welfare activities promoted by the lay Buddhist movement Rissho Koseikai. At present Japan is facing a number of pressing social issues, among... Continue Reading →

Winter Gathering on Muslim Futures

Ehsan Shahwahid is from Malaysia, currently a Chevening Scholar at the University of Leeds undertaking an MA in Religion and Public Life. He is a research fellow at the Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF), an organisation based in Malaysia advocating for freedom, democratisation and Islamic reform; and also a social researcher at the Merdeka Center, with research topics... Continue Reading →

Christian and Muslim Development Organisations in Urban Africa

In this report, Mussa Muhoja and Fungai Chirongoma write about a recent workshop that took place at the University of Cape Town on 8 November 2018. The workshop was part of an international research project about the theme “Christian and Muslim Development Organizations in Urban Africa: New Challenges for Researchers and Practitioners”. By Mussa Muhoja and... Continue Reading →

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