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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 first panel of speakers, focused on “Religious Responses to COVID in Global Contexts”. Speakers below are in order of delivery. Please...

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 keynote presentation, delivered by Dr Sally Smith (Senior Adviser, WHO Information Network for Epidemics) under the title “Religious...

Charity Hamilton is a Methodist presbyter based in Middlesbrough with an interest in theologies of female embodiment, ill bodies, and eating. She is currently writing her Ph.D with Professor Rachel Muers, at the University of Leeds, on ‘Eating God: Female Bodies As Redemptive of God.’ Tell us a little about...

Dr Abel Ugba works in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds. Dr Ugba’s expertise and interests centre on the sociology of religion; media and religion and media and migration. Dr Ugba is has recently led the UK arm of a transnational project on Pentecostal Africans,...

The 3rd of March marks the celebration of Africa Environment Day. Since 2012, this day is jointly commemorated with Wangari Maathai Day, in recognition of the life and legacy of the late Professor Wangari Maathai (1940–2011). With relentless energy and great vision, she devoted her life to protecting the natural environment and...

Ann Gillian Chu is a PhD (Divinity) candidate in the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics at St Mary’s College in the University of St Andrews. Her doctoral research investigates how Christians conceptualise civic engagement in light of Hong Kong’s resistance movements. Follow her on Twitter: @agillianchu In the previous...