The Iranian Christian Community in Leeds

Maria Stankiewicz is a second-year undergraduate student of Arabic and International Development at University of Leeds. In this post she shares some findings of the research project she undertook through the 'Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship' under the supervision of Dr Mel Prideaux. In the summer of 2017, I received a chance to undertake... Continue Reading →

South Africa Risks its Status as a “Religious Rainbow Nation”

In this Comment piece, Dr Lee-Shae Salma Scharnick-Udemans provides a commentary on the recent "noise complaint" about the Islamic call to prayer from the historic Zeenatul Islam Mosque in District Six, Cape Town, South Africa. Dr Scharnick-Udemans is a senior researcher in the Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice at the University of the... Continue Reading →

Sticks and Stones: Symbolic Violence and the Christian ‘Transgender Debate’

Dr Caroline Blyth is a Senior Lecturer in Theological and Religious Studies at the University of Auckland. They are currently a visiting Research Fellow for the Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds. In this piece, they explore their current research on transphobic violence that is embedded in conservative Christian interpretations of the... Continue Reading →

Boris Johnson’s (Br)exodus

In this piece Professor Rachel Muers from Leeds University discusses a recent biblical reference made by Boris Johnson in relation to the ongoing Brexit debate. Prof. Muers specialises in modern Christian theology and ethics and is a member of the Centre for Religion and Public Life.  In one of his latest rhetorically-supercharged interventions in the... Continue Reading →

‘Towards a Shared Sustainable Future’: the role of religion, values & ethics

Theresa Carino is a Research Consultant working on the intersection of religion, faith and development with a specific focus on the Chinese context. She has published widely on this topic with particular reference to her work with The Amity Foundation. In this piece, she provides an introduction to a new publication - 'Toward a Shared... Continue Reading →

Media on Religion, February 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 fifth piece for his ongoing MoR column for the Religion in Public blog. IN FEBRUARY 2019, believers condemned cartoons... Continue Reading →

Christians at Pride

Anthea Colledge is a part-time WRoCAH PhD student in the department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds, and is currently also Anglican Chaplain to the University. I remember the first time I went to an LGBTQ Pride. I was still getting used to wearing a clerical collar, and hadn’t ever worn... Continue Reading →

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