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 →

Africa as a Site for Understanding Contemporary Religion: Impressions from a Research Workshop

I had been looking forward to the two-day series of seminars (University of Leeds; 25-26 January 2018) on “Theory from the South: Africa as a Site for Understanding Contemporary Religion” for a few months; a star of the academic world of religion and Africa was going to be talking, and I was ready to absorb... Continue Reading →

The First Amity-Heren International Philanthropy Forum ‘Social Innovation and Sustainable Development’ Nanjing, China, 7-8 November 2017

  Emma Tomalin, Professor of Religion and Public Life - University of Leeds, reflects on her recent trip to Nanjing, China where she spoke at the first Amity-Heren International Philanthropy Forum on 'Social Innovation and Sustainable Development'.  I have been researching the topic of religions and development for more than a decade but have not focused on... Continue Reading →

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