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By Alan Benstock Earlier this year, Keith Kahn-Harris published a book called What does a Jew look like?, in collaboration with the photographer Rob Stothard. The book tries to challenge the use of stock photos of strictly orthodox Jews in the British media – of men in long black coats with...

By Professor Seán McLoughlin, Leeds TRS REF2021 Unit of Assessment Leader The results of the UK’s latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), which covers the period 2014-20, were published recently. The REF is the system for assessing the quality and impact of research conducted in UK higher education, as well as...

By Neha Khetrapal (Jindal Institute of Behvaioural Sciences) In this comment piece, Dr Neha Khetrapal reflects on the interactions between climate change and religious traditions. Several pertinent questions emerge in the midst of the reflection: Can ‘human exceptionalism’ lead us away from conservation? Will the world witness a new religion...

Bonaventure Chia is a PhD researcher in the school of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds. His current research focuses on Religious Extremism and Deradicalisation Programmes in Nigeria.    Tell us a little about your ‘research journey’ – how did you get to where you are...

  Grace Nwamah is a PhD student at the University of Leeds with the school of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science. Her research focuses on the ways in which religion can positively impact society. She is an assistant lecturer at Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria. She received her BA...