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Research seminar jointly hosted by the Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion & Social Justice, University of the Western Cape the Leeds University Centre for African Studies the Leeds University Centre for Religion and Public Life 10 November 2021, 2:00-3:30pm UK time Registration essential: please email DTC@UWC.AC.ZA   In a context...

On 28 October 2021, Adriaan van Klinken will deliver his inaugural lecture as Professor of Religion and African Studies at the University of Leeds, under the title Reimagining Christianity and Sexual Diversity in Africa. The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science (PRHS) and the Leeds University Centre for...

We are hosting the inaugural Buddhism in Britain Research Symposium on Wednesday 15th December 2021, 10-4pm, via Zoom, and we are seeking contributions from academics, scholar-practitioners, and research students who are interested in sharing insights into this subject area via 25-30 minute papers and round-table discussions. This new research symposium...

In an ongoing call, the Leeds Centre for Religion and Public Life is publishing a special online series via our ‘Religion in Public’ site titled ‘Faith and Activism’. This series explores the diverse and complex relationship between faith and socio-political activism in a variety of global contexts and in relation...

On the 28th March 2019, Kristi Boone will present their paper on ‘Divine Ambition – Tracing the Power of America Civil Religion through Presidential Campaign Rhetoric’ for the Centre of Religion and Public at the University of Leeds. Kristi Boone is a PhD student in the School of Philosophy, Religion...

On the 14th March 2019, Dr. Dawn Llewellyn will present her paper, ‘Narrating Choice, Narrating Vocation: Motherhood, Voluntary Childlessness and Christianity’ for the Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds. Dr Llewellyn is Senior Lecturer in Christian Studies and Deputy Director of the Institute of Gender Studies...

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...

On the 31st January 2019, Dr. Jonathon O’Donnell will present his paper, ‘The Deliverance of the Administrative State: Political Demonology in Trump’s America’ for the Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds.   Over eighty percent of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump, and amongst his...