Religion and Public Life – Research Symposium and Public Lecture, 18th June

The Centre for Religion and Public Life is hosting a research symposium (14:00-16:00), followed by a public lecture (16.30-18:00) on Tuesday 18th June. The event is organised in collaboration with the Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice, University of the Western Cape (South Africa), and the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield.... Continue Reading →

Believing Women in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur’an – in conversation with Prof. Asma Barlas, 5th July 2019

Date: Friday 5th July Time:  5- 6.30pm Venue: Business School, Western Lecture Theatre (G.01), University of Leeds Does Islam call for the oppression of women? The subjugation of women in many Muslim countries is often used as evidence of this, while many Muslims read the Qur’an in ways that seem to justify sexual oppression and... Continue Reading →

‘Divine Ambition: Tracing the Power of America Civil Religion through Presidential Campaign Rhetoric’ – CRPL Seminar, March’19

On the 28th March 2019, Kristi Boone will present their paper on 'Divine Ambition - Tracing the Power of America Civil Religion through Presidential Campaign Rhetoric' for the Centre of Religion and Public at the University of Leeds. Kristi Boone is a PhD student in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at... Continue Reading →

‘Narrating Choice, Narrating Vocation: Motherhood, Voluntary Childlessness and Christianity’ – CRPL Seminar, March’19

On the 14th March 2019, Dr. Dawn Llewellyn will present her paper, 'Narrating Choice, Narrating Vocation: Motherhood, Voluntary Childlessness and Christianity' for the Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds. Dr Llewellyn is Senior Lecturer in Christian Studies and Deputy Director of the Institute of Gender Studies at the University of Chester. ... Continue Reading →

‘The Diversity of NonReligion In Europe’ – CRPL Seminar, Feb’19

On the 28th February 2019, Dr Josh Bullock will present his paper on 'The Diversity of NonReligion in Europe' for the Centre of Religion and Public Life.  Already, much of Europe is marching towards a post-Christian society with young adults especially neither identifying with, nor practising religion. Nevertheless, Europe’s nations exhibit a great deal of... Continue Reading →

‘Bad Romance? Representations of David and Bathsheba in Popular Culture and the Erasure of Sexual Violence’ – CRPL Seminar, Feb’19

On the 14th February 2019, Dr Katie Edwards will present their paper 'Bad Romance? Representations of David and Bathsheba in Popular Culture and the Erasure of Sexual Violence' for the Centre of Religion and Public at the University of Leeds. Dr Katie Edwards is Director of the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies and Lecturer in The Bible in Contemporary... Continue Reading →

‘The Deliverance of the Administrative State: Political Demonology in Trump’s America’ – CRPL Seminar, Jan’19

On the 31st January 2019, Dr. Jonathon O'Donnell will present his paper, 'The Deliverance of the Administrative State: Political Demonology in Trump’s America' for the Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds.   Over eighty percent of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump, and amongst his most fervent early adopters were... 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 →

Call for Papers – Keeping Faith in 2030: Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals

School of Oriental and African Studies, London, February 12th– 13th 2019 Conference Call for Presenters and Participants In recent years development agencies and donors in the West have begun to recognise the role of religions in their work and are now increasingly funding faith based organisations (FBOs) and projects that include religious actors. This corresponds to... Continue Reading →

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