‘Bad Romance? Representations of David and Bathsheba in Popular Culture and the Erasure of Sexual Violence’ – CRPL Seminar, Feb’19

On the 14th February 2019, Dr Katie Edwards will present their paper 'Bad Romance? Representations of David and Bathsheba in Popular Culture and the Erasure of Sexual Violence' for the Centre of Religion and Public at the University of Leeds. Dr Katie Edwards is Director of the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies and Lecturer in The Bible in Contemporary... Continue Reading →

Christians at Pride

Anthea Colledge is a part-time WRoCAH PhD student in the department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds, and is currently also Anglican Chaplain to the University. I remember the first time I went to an LGBTQ Pride. I was still getting used to wearing a clerical collar, and hadn’t ever worn... Continue Reading →

Researcher of the Month – January 2019, Prof. Rachel Muers

Professor Rachel Muers is a member of the Centre of Religion and Public Life and works in the department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds. Her areas of interest and expertise are modern Christian thought; feminism; Quaker theology and environmental ethics. Tell us a little about your ‘research journey’ – how... Continue Reading →

New book by Adriaan van Klinken: Christianity, Sexuality and Citizenship in Africa

CRPL member Adriaan van Klinken recently had a new book, Christianity, Sexuality and Citizenship in Africa, published by Routledge. The volume, which was co-edited with Ebenezer Obadare, Professor of Sociology at the University of Kansas, is the outcome of an international research workshop about Pentecostalism and sexual citizenship in Africa that took place at the University... Continue Reading →

Christian and Muslim Development Organisations in Urban Africa

In this report, Mussa Muhoja and Fungai Chirongoma write about a recent workshop that took place at the University of Cape Town on 8 November 2018. The workshop was part of an international research project about the theme “Christian and Muslim Development Organizations in Urban Africa: New Challenges for Researchers and Practitioners”. By Mussa Muhoja and... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Black History through the Preaching Language of the Windrush Generation

Rev Dr Carol Tomlin is a Visiting Fellow in Christian Studies at the University of Leeds and is the senior leader of Restoration Fellowship Ministries. It is Black History month. I am not necessarily convinced that ‘Black History’ should be assigned to a particular month as history is always with us and ever present. The... Continue Reading →

Confessions of a Black Catholic: From Rosary Beads to Gospel Beats

In this Comment piece, Dr Edward Ademolu – PhD in International Development Policy & Management from the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester – reflects upon the complex intersections of race and spirituality, drawing on his own experiences as a black Briton with Nigerian roots growing up in London, and explains why Pentecostal religiosity, in his experience,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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