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 →

Integrating Your ‘Self’ Into Your Research: Transparency, Truth or Pure Navel Gazing?

Tamanda Walker is an independent consultant and researcher working on issues of equality, diversity and inclusion within education, employment, community and policy settings. Her PhD is funded by the White Rose College of Arts & Humanities/AHRC and explores how employers are engaging with issues of religion and belief in UK workplaces. I’m now almost four... 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 →

Postgraduate Study in Religion at the University of Leeds

  "What we offer at Leeds is quite unique: the study of religion in relation to contemporary political, ethical, social issues, informed by research from lived religion in various parts of the world." Dr Stefan Skrimshire Why do postgraduate study in Religion at Leeds University? This brief introduction video brings together views of students and... Continue Reading →

Digital Religion: Research and Methods Research Day (CRPL and SOCREL); 11th July 2017

11th July 2017, Liberty Building, G33, University of Leeds: ALL WELCOME, lunch included If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Dr Caroline Starkey (, stating any dietary requirements. External Speakers: Dr Abby Day, Reader of Race, Faith & Culture, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London Dr Tim Hutchings, Postdoctoral Researcher, University... Continue Reading →

Call for Papers ISA Sociology of Religion (RC22), Toronto July 2018.

NOW OPEN - Call for Papers/Abstracts: ISA Research Committee on the Sociology of Religion (RC22) XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018   RESEARCH COMMITTEE 22: SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION Religion, Power, and Resistance: New Ideas for a Divided World   Program Coordinators:... Continue Reading →

Religion, Forced Migration and Movement: CRPL Research Day, 19th June 2017 – ALL WELCOME

All are welcome to a Centre for Religion and Public Life Research Day on Religion, Forced Migration and Movement, being held on the 19th June 2017, 9.30- 5pm, Liberty Building G33, School of Law, University of Leeds, LS29JT . Free lunch - please RSVP to Dr Caroline Starkey ( Many people who move countries, either voluntarily or via force,... Continue Reading →

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