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 →

Research workshop “Theory from the South: Africa as a Site for Understanding Contemporary Religion”

On 25-26 January 2018, the University of Leeds hosts a research workshop on the theme  "Theory from the South: Africa as a Site for Understanding Contemporary Religion". The workshop opens on Thursday 25 January with a public research seminar where Birgit Meyer (Utrecht University) will talk about "Studying Religion in and from Africa". This seminar starts... Continue Reading →

New book by Prof Mellor: Uncovering Social Life

We are pleased to announce that Philip Mellor, Professor of Religion and Social Theory at the University of Leeds, and member of the CRPL, has just published a new book. Entitled Uncovering Social Life: Critical Perspectives from Sociology, he co-authored the book together with Chris Shilling from the University of Kent. Uncovering Social Life engages... Continue Reading →

Taking Research into the Community: Empowering Bradford’s Muslim Women through Hadith

In this blog post, our PhD student Sofia Rehman writes about her recent experience of public engagement and impact work with the Muslim Women's Council in Bradford. By Sofia Rehman Shortly after starting my PhD programme, I was invited by the School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science, to submit an application for the... 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 →

Report on Same-Sex Marriage and Places of Worship in England and Wales

CRPL member Professor Robert Vanderbeck was involved in a research project on the solemnization of same-sex marriage in places of worship in England and Wales. The report with the research findings was recently released. The report highlights the disadvantage faced by same-sex couples seeking a religious marriage ceremony. It shows that same-sex couples are prohibited... Continue Reading →

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