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.
14 February 2022
Professor Andrew Davies talks to BBC Radio 4's Sunday programme about religion and public art.
07 February 2022
The Harvard Divinity School Bulletin showcases the introduction of Jocelyne Cesari's new book, We God's People: Christianity, Islam and Hinduism in the World of Nations.
Jocelyne Cesari and Tobias Cremer discuss the relationship between religion and populism, and how this relationship is affecting the politics of Europe and the United States.
27 January 2022
Middle-class people are more educated, which means that – in the case of Islam – they are more miseducated too.
24 January 2022
A survey led by the University of Birmingham says people from middle and upper-class occupational groups are more likely to hold prejudiced views of Islam than people from working class occupational groups
Th report highlights the pervasiveness of Islamophobia and shows that Islamophobia comes in two varieties, racial and religious, with the 'religious' form of Islamophobia being more common among the UK's middle classes.
13 January 2022
PhD Theology and Religion student Faith Van Horne discusses her highlights from the first term on the University of Birmingham campus
22 December 2021
This week sees the publication of articles in leading academic journals by two doctoral researchers on the CATENA project, Emanuele Scieri (on the Catenae on Acts) and Andrew Patton (on the Western Order of the Gospels)
20 December 2021
Professor Hugh Houghton has delivered the first Endowment Lecture of the Dr. Basudev Kar Oration in the Humanities in the Centre for Translation and Digital Humanities at Ravenshaw University in India.
10 December 2021
ITSEE researcher Dr Chiara Coppola today was awarded her degree in person at the University's Graduation Ceremony in the Great Hall.
29 November 2021
Call for papers for an international interdisciplinary academic conference focussing on the changing technoscape of religion or belief discrimination
24 November 2021
It's International Leadership Week and the Cadbury Centre team will be sharing our insights and observations on leadership throughout the week. Director Dr Andrew Davies on why leadership is for everyone
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