Thinking Collaboratively, Thinking Contextually, Thinking in Public: Working with the World Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission

The Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches has a long history and an impressive record of producing collaborative theological work – collaborative across church traditions and across global contexts. As one of the members of the current Commission, though, I often find it hard to explain the work it does to... Continue Reading →

Does religion help the environment cause in Indonesia and around the world?

In 2016 at the climate summit in Morocco, governments met to affirm their adoption of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Signed by 111 countries (as of November 2016), the agreement commits to reducing carbon emissions and recognizes the human impact on climate change. At the same climate summit in Marrakech, hundreds of religious leaders and environmental... Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Leeds City Council

Emelia West is a third-year undergraduate student of the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds. Her degree focus is Theology & Religious Studies and as part of her final year project, decided to undertake an external placement at Leeds City Council researching the ways that they are approaching religion... Continue Reading →

Workshop on Experiencing Beauty and Well-being: Some Perspectives from Theology, Philosophy and Psychology

A workshop led by: Tasia Scrutton and Mark Wynn School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, University of Leeds Thursday 7 June, 2 – 4 pm. Conference room, Leeds Church Institute 20 New Market Street (opposite the Corn Exchange) Leeds, LS1 6DG At this workshop, Tasia Scrutton and Mark Wynn will present and discuss... Continue Reading →

Christianity and depression: Hearing people’s experiences

Anthea Colledge is a third year part-time PhD candidate in Theology and Religious Studies in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science. Her current primary research interests are disability and practical/contextual theology. She is an Anglican University Chaplain, and has previously worked in learning disability and mental health projects, as well as a... Continue Reading →

Contemporary Pentecostalism in Kenya: of Prophets, Holiness and Politics

Kwame Ahaligah is a PhD Student examining Pentecostalism, Prophecy and Politics in Kenya, in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds Debates on the public role of religion in the contemporary African public sphere have been stimulated by the Pentecostal-Charismatic explosion since the 1980s. Prior to this period, Pentecostalism... Continue Reading →

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