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Holy Matrimony? Recognition of same-sex marriage in the Methodist church Mark Rowland is a PhD student at Leeds researching a queer theology of holiness. He has been a Methodist minister since 2009 and currently also serves as Free Church Chaplain at the University of Warwick. He is a founder of...

Simon Hewitt is a lecturer in the School of Philosophy, Religion, and the History of Science at Leeds. He is particularly interested in the doctrine of God and political theology, and his latest book is Negative Theology and Philosophical Analysis: Only the Splendour of Light, published by Palgrave Macmillan. Tell...

On 28 October 2021, Adriaan van Klinken delivered his inaugural lecture as Professor of Religion and African Studies at the University of Leeds. In this lecture, loosely based on his recently-published book co-authored with Professor Ezra Chitando, Reimagining Christianity and Sexual Diversity in Africa, he explored how African thinkers, writers, activists,...

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...

On 22 June 2021, the Centre for Religion and Public Life, University of Leeds, held a research day about “Religious Engagement and the COVID Response”. Please find here the recording of the second panel of speakers, focused on “Religious Communities and Pastoral Care in Times of COVID”. Speakers below are...

Laura Wallace is a feminist researcher undertaking a PhD in the school of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds, funded by the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH). Originally from Dublin, Ireland, her research interests are in Irish studies of Catholicism, sex...