‘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 →

Collaboration with the Desmond Tutu Centre in Cape Town

The Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice at the University of the Western Cape, in Cape Town, South Africa. In this interview, Professor Sarojini Nadar and Dr Lee-Shae Scharnick-Udemans – Director and Senior Researcher... Continue Reading →

“We are tired of HIV, but HIV is not yet tired of us”: Ongoing Reflections on Religion and HIV

At the occasion of World Aids Day (1 December), Ezra Chitando - theological consultant for the World Council of Churches' Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiative and Advocacy (EHAIA) - writes about the ongoing challenge of HIV and AIDS, not only for public health programmes but also for scholars of religion. By Ezra Chitando There is... Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Seventh-Day Adventist Church

This academic year I had the chance to do a placement with the North England Conference (NEC) of the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church. Pastor Ramdin (the youth Director of the NEC and Director of Lineage) is currently undertaking a documentary series on Adventist history, filming in America (New England, Alabama, Loma Linda, Washington), New Zealand,... 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 →

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