“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 →

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 →

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