Spotlight: Leeds City Council

Emelia West is a third-year undergraduate student of the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds. Her degree focus is Theology & Religious Studies and as part of her final year project, decided to undertake an external placement at Leeds City Council researching the ways that they are approaching religion... 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 →

Sex in the Family – new book by Dr Johanna Stiebert

We are really pleased to announce that the new book by Dr Johanna Stiebert (University of Leeds) First Degree Incest and the Hebrew Bible, has been published by Bloomsbury and is available to buy.  As the publishers explain:  "'Incest' refers to illegal sexual relations between family members. Its precise contours, however, are culturally specific. Hence, an illegal... 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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