Bishop Dr Christopher Senyonjo from Uganda Talking about Future of LGBT Rights in Africa

On 17 July 2018, Rev. Bishop Christopher Senyonjo received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Leeds for his outstanding contribution as clergyman and LGBT rights defender in Uganda. The University’s Centre for Religion and Public Life and the Leeds University Centre for African Studies hosted a symposium to celebrate this occasion on 18 July,... 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 →

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 →

Research workshop on studying religion in Africa

Theory from the South: Africa as a Site for Understanding Contemporary Religion   Research workshop with Professor Birgit Meyer, Utrecht University Dr Marloes Janson, SOAS University of London Dr Adriaan van Klinken, University of Leeds hosted by Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) and the Leeds Centre for Religion and Public Life (CRPL) 25-26 January... Continue Reading →

Beyond African religious homophobia: How Christianity is a source of African LGBT activism

The emergence of anti-homosexuality politics in Africa is often explained with reference to religion. Although religion is a major factor in fuelling homophobia in Africa, the Bible and the Christian faith are not only sites of struggle but have also been appropriated by African LGBT activists in support of their cause. Adriaan van Klinken says we need... Continue Reading →

Religion, Homosexuality and LGBT Rights in Africa: Book Launch and Symposium

7th April 2016, 13.00-17.00, University of Leeds Speakers Dr Barbara Bompani, University of Edinburgh Prof Ezra Chitando, University of Zimbabwe Rev Jide Macaulay, House of Rainbow Ministries Dr Adriaan van Klinken, University of Leeds Dr Matthew Waites, University of Glasgow   Occasion The symposium marks the launch of two books, edited by Ezra Chitando &... Continue Reading →

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