Spotlight: South Asian Arts-UK

Rachael Vickerman is a third-year undergraduate student in 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 South Asian Arts-UK, researching visitor attendance and reflecting on the work being... 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 →

Hook Lecture – ‘Working for the Peace of the City: cities, environment and the future’

12th September 2018 // 7.30pm - 9.30pm - Leeds Minster, 2-6 Kirkgate, Leeds, LS2 7DJ The Hook Lecture is an annual event, which aims to stimulate debate around an issue of faith in the context of the city, shaping discussion and dialogue throughout the coming year. High profile speakers launch the conversation, drawing different communities... Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Left Bank Leeds

Amber Shaw is a fourth-year undergraduate student in 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 Left Bank Leeds, researching the motivations of visitors and the... Continue Reading →

Thinking Collaboratively, Thinking Contextually, Thinking in Public: Working with the World Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission

The Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches has a long history and an impressive record of producing collaborative theological work – collaborative across church traditions and across global contexts. As one of the members of the current Commission, though, I often find it hard to explain the work it does to... Continue Reading →

Does religion help the environment cause in Indonesia and around the world?

In 2016 at the climate summit in Morocco, governments met to affirm their adoption of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Signed by 111 countries (as of November 2016), the agreement commits to reducing carbon emissions and recognizes the human impact on climate change. At the same climate summit in Marrakech, hundreds of religious leaders and environmental... Continue Reading →

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 →

Workshop on Experiencing Beauty and Well-being: Some Perspectives from Theology, Philosophy and Psychology

A workshop led by: Tasia Scrutton and Mark Wynn School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, University of Leeds Thursday 7 June, 2 – 4 pm. Conference room, Leeds Church Institute 20 New Market Street (opposite the Corn Exchange) Leeds, LS1 6DG At this workshop, Tasia Scrutton and Mark Wynn will present and discuss... Continue Reading →

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