The Department of Theology and Religion has an outstanding international reputation, spanning the formation and development of the foundational texts and manuscripts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to their interpretation in feminist, ethical, theological, philosophical and environmental perspectives, with specialisms in Sikhism, interfaith engagement, and the study of lived religion and its impact on society. It is at the interface of religion and society that teachers and researchers have made a wider impact, and changed the way governments and public bodies nationally and internationally engage with faith communities, including during the Covid pandemic.
07 December 2022
Jainism Studies will develop teaching and research in relation to contemporary issues including environmental protection, human rights and interfaith dialogue
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Professor Jocelyne Cesari and Kalpana Jain, senior editor at the conversation discussed the reasons for the current rise of Islamophobia in India.
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Exciting new degree programmes have launched in Law, English and History at the University’s campuses in Birmingham and Dubai.
Alumna Shermara Fletcher (BA Drama and English Literature) was one of the faith leaders who spoke at HM The Queen’s funeral. She reflects on her recent visit.
Birmingham's Dr Haifaa Jawad writes for the LSE Religion and Global Society interdisciplinary blog.
21 November 2022
Featuring a discussion of Professor Jocelyne Cesari’ s book: We God's People: Christianity, Islam and Hinduism in the World of Nations.
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Members of Birmingham’s Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing are presenting at the SBL Annual Meeting in Denver this week.
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Professor Lisa Bortolotti has been invited to deliver the New Enlightenment Lecture at the University of Edinburgh on 18th November
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Paper proposals are invited for the Thirteenth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament.
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Professor Charlotte Hempel was interviewed by fromthedesk.org about the Dead Sea Scrolls
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Professor Jocelyne Cesari writes for the LSE Religion and Global Society interdisciplinary blog
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In this essay, Jocelyne Cesari argues that the influence of religions on the international scene is possible under two conditions.
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