Kaya Hip-Hop and Religious Co-existence at the Kenyan Coast

Erik Meinema is a PhD candidate in religious studies at Utrecht University, who has received funding from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to investigate modalities of co-existence between youth from various religious backgrounds at the Kenyan Coast. He is also a member of the research program ‘Religious Matters in an Entangled World’ led... Continue Reading →

Worshipping the Snake Goddess in Northeast India

Dr Mikel Burley is Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy at the University of Leeds, UK. A more extensive account of the Manasā Pūjā festival at Kāmākhyā appears in his article ‘Dance of the Deodhās: Divine Possession, Blood Sacrifice and the Grotesque Body in Assamese Goddess Worship’, Religions of South Asia 12/2 (2019). The photograph was taken on... 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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