Believing Women in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur’an – in conversation with Prof. Asma Barlas, 5th July 2019

Date: Friday 5th July Time:  5- 6.30pm Venue: Business School, Western Lecture Theatre (G.01), University of Leeds Does Islam call for the oppression of women? The subjugation of women in many Muslim countries is often used as evidence of this, while many Muslims read the Qur’an in ways that seem to justify sexual oppression and... Continue Reading →

Impressions of a Postgraduate Student Workshop

Early May, the Centre for Religion and Public Life organised a two day off campus training workshop for postgraduate students in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds. Two participants – Alan Benstock (MA student) and Kristi Boone (PhD student) share their impressions. 'The best academic training experience' - Kristi Boone Everyone knows... Continue Reading →

Collaboration with the Desmond Tutu Centre in Cape Town

The Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice at the University of the Western Cape, in Cape Town, South Africa. In this interview, Professor Sarojini Nadar and Dr Lee-Shae Scharnick-Udemans – Director and Senior Researcher... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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