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For our Spotlight pieces, we look to explore different individuals and organisations working on religion in public life, in its different forms, in and around Leeds. If you wish to submit a Spotlight piece, please email the CRPL Director, Johanna Stiebert (


The Colonial Christian Kernel of African Anti-LGBT+ Politics and Queer Humanitarianism: Conversation with Kwame E. Otu

Adriaan van Klinken is Professor of Religion and African Studies  and a member of the Centre for Religion and Public Life  at the University of...

PhD student Cee Swakamisa elected to prestigious RSA Fellowship

Cee Swakamisa, a second-year doctoral student in the School of Religion, Philosophy and History of Science at the Centre for Religion and Public Life, has...

The Paradox of African Pentecostal Femininity: Q&A with Tumi Mampane

The South African scholar, Tumi Mampane, recently published a new book on gender in South African Pentecostalism. Titled Pentecostal Charismatic Women: Constructions of Femininity in Alexandra...

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