Impressions of a Postgraduate Student Workshop

Early May, the Centre for Religion and Public Life organised a two day off campus training workshop for postgraduate students in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds. Two participants – Alan Benstock (MA student) and Kristi Boone (PhD student) share their impressions. 'The best academic training experience' - Kristi Boone Everyone knows... Continue Reading →

Reflections on a Research Collaboration Trip to Cape Town

Hollie Gowan is a final-year PhD student at the University of Leeds, jointly supervised by Professor Emma Tomalin (Theology & Religious Studies) and Dr Caroline Fielder (East Asian Studies). Hollie’s research interests are focused on the intersections of religion, gender and development but her doctoral thesis focuses on why, and in what ways, women are... Continue Reading →

Preach It: Understanding African Caribbean Preaching – a book launch report

In this piece, S Kay Oliver covers the launch of Rev Dr Carol Tomlin's new book, entitled Preach It: Understanding African Caribbean Preaching, reflecting on its key themes and questions raised by the audience, alongside 'take-away' messages that could help develop homiletic practices. Dr Tomlin is a visiting fellow in the Centre for Religion and... Continue Reading →

‘Religion and Social Welfare in East Asian Contexts’ – a Research Roundtable Review

In this piece, Aura Di Febo provides a review of a recent research day titled: 'Religion and Social Welfare in East Asian Contexts' that was jointly organised by the Centre for Religion and Public Life with the East Asian Studies department at the University of Leeds.  On 1st March, the Centre for Religion and Public Life... 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 →

The Shiloh Project in Ghana

Johanna Stiebert is Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Leeds and a member of the Centre for Religion and Public Life.  In late October we, Katie and Johanna, travelled to Accra. We were going there to participate in a collaborative project funded by WUN (the Worldwide Universities Network). This project is led by... Continue Reading →

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