Events

Religion in Public plays host and publicises a variety of events that take place at the University of Leeds as well as in the city. We also publish reviews of these events in order to disseminate key discussions and findings.

We have a fortnightly seminar series where speakers from inside and outside the University of Leeds present current research on any aspect of religion that, in one way or another, intersects with public life locally, nationally or internationally. The seminars are open to all with an academic interest in the study of religion and public life. See here for upcoming seminars for 2019/20. Unless indicated otherwise, seminars take place on Thursdays 11.30am-1pm, in the Botany house seminar room (1.03) on campus.

If you would like us to publicise your research event then please contact CRPL Research Intern, Hollie Gowan at jh09hgg@leeds.ac.uk

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On 1st December, the Centre for Religion and Public Life, with the Leeds University Centre for African Studies, is hosting a research seminar with Dr Mikel Burley (University of Leeds), who will speak about Conceptual Decolonization and Conceptual Justice: Critically Examining Proposals from Kwasi Wiredu and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Kwasi Wiredu (1931-2022) was a Ghanaian-born philosopher;…
On 17 November, the Centre for Religion and Public Life is hosting a research seminar with Dr Naomi Richman (University of Cambridge), who will speak about Theologies of Gender, Relationality and Power in a Nigerian Pentecostal church Bernice Martin’s ‘Pentecostal gender paradox’, which describes the seemingly contradictory place women hold in the Pentecostal movement has…
The Centre for Religion and Public Life is hosting a research seminar with Professor Alana Vincent (University of Chester / Umeå University), who will speak about: “Crisis and Ritual Creativity: Three Theses” The British Ritual under COVID-19 [BRIC-19] Project was a mixed method study which aimed to document and analyse the various creative ways that religious communities adapted to…
The Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds invites you to a research day on 16th June, on the theme: Religious Creativity in a Changing World This interactive event will showcase how religion, culture and identity are being imagined, improvised and lived in a changing world. The hybrid event is held in person…
The Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds is delighted to announce a research seminar with Dr Johnathan Jodamus, University of the Western Cape (South Africa). The title of his presentation is “Between ‘Dad’s Army’ and Vulnerable Masculinities: Exploring 1 Corinthians 4:14-21 and 11:1 for ‘Redemptive Masculinities’.” The seminar will take place…
The Centre for Religion and Public Life is delighted to invite you to an online research seminar with Dr Brandon Gallaher, about “Orthodox Theology, Russian Nationalism, and the Invasion of Ukraine.” Dr Brandon Gallaher is Senior Lecturer of Systematic and Comparative Theology at the University of Exeter. A specialist of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, and an Orthodox theologian himself,…
The Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds is delighted to announce a research seminar with Dr Nalika Gajaweera, University of Southern California (USA). The title of her presentation is “Transforming the American Sangha: Understanding the Dynamics of Institutional Whiteness in North American Insight.” The seminar will take place online, via Microsoft Teams,…
The Centre for Religion and Public Life invites you to attend a panel discussion as part of its research seminar series. The topic of the panel discussion is “Christianity and public life in Germany”, with the following speakers: Prof Corinna Dahlgruen (University of Jena) Dr. Alexandra Dierks (military chaplain, German Air Force) Dr. Andreas Ohlemacher…
The Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds is delighted to announce a research seminar with Dr Sîan Hawthorne. In the CRPL research seminar of 10 February 2022, Dr Sîan Hawthorne (SOAS University of London) will be speaking about: “‘Treacherous with old magic’: When Religion and Gender are White”. The seminar will take…
The Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds is delighted to announce a research seminar with Dr Nadine Bowers Du Toit. The title of her presentation is “Decolonising development at grassroots? Challenges, risks and resources from a South African perspective”. Dr Nadine Bowers Du Toit is Associate Professor in Theology and Development at…